THE 2013 Joint Arable conference held in CAFRE Greenmount was a huge success with over 230 attending. The conference jointly organised by the UAS, UFU and CAFRE treated delegates to a number of excellent presentations from top industry speakers. David Shilliday from the UAS opened the conference and Tony O’Neill, Chairman of the Agri-food Strategy Board outlining his role and direction with his position.
UFU Seeds and Cereals Chairman John Best commented on the success of this years conference. He said; “The UFU are very pleased with the huge attendance at this years joint Arable Conference which highlighted the importance and significance of the arable crops sector to the local agri-food industry. The conference focused on the main issues within the sector and outlined where efficiency can be achieved so that arable farming remains a viable sector within Northern Ireland.”
Mr Best continued; “The very large attendance along with very positive feedback from delegates reflects the merit of this collaborative approach to the planning and staging of the conference and we hope to build on this success next year.”