Events

Our events management team is a professional service delivering over 1,000 events annually.

The focus of our event programme is to deliver practical outputs from research, development and knowledge exchange to underpin change on farm, drive new business, generate consumer demand and enable the UK agriculture and horticulture industry to compete with the best in the world. 

To do this, we offer a wide range of events including exhibitions, conferences, international trade shows and interactive, on-farm meetings across the UK and overseas.

Each event aims to provide access to leading experts, prominent speakers and high-profile networking opportunities, presenting the latest developments from export, research, marketing, consumer and technical developments.

For a full list of our sector-specific events, please visit our sector events pages:

Beef and lamb events Cereals and oilseeds events Dairy events Horticulture events Pork events Potatoes events

Upcoming AHDB events

DairyLeader

This year’s DairyLeader forum will focus on the ‘One Team, One Goal’ mantra.

Taking place in Edinburgh on November 7-8, this invite-only event enables you to connect and network with the most progressive and successful British dairy farmers. The two-day conference promises to be both a relaxing and comfortable event but also inspiring and thought-provoking.

We're lining up some exciting speakers to challenge and inspire you around our DairyLeader themes of Leadership, Growth and Resilience.

To find out more and register, click here.

AHDB Supply Chain Conference – The Business of Communication

Now in its second year, the Supply Chain Conference held on 14 November 2018 at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. 

A packed programme of industry experts looked at what is happening it the world food market place, its relevance to UK producers, business management and the economics behind it, plus the skills and knowledge you will need to add value, diversify or further integrate with your supply chains.

Speakers included:

  • Dr David Hughes, international speaker on global food and drink industry
  • Paul Harris, CEO at Real Success
  • Euryn Jones, Regional Agriculture Bank Manager with HSBC 

Presentation slides

For more information on the programme and to book your place please visit our registration page

AHDB Agronomists' Induction Event

The AHDB Agronomists’ Induction event provides new agronomists with information on how to access and interpret independent technical data and utilise AHDB services to support their careers within the arable and horticultural sectors.

Formerly the Agronomists' Intake Day, the free-to-attend event has been run in conjunction with the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC) since it was introduced in 2014.

During the two-day event, new intake agronomists hear about and discuss solutions to agronomic challenges through a series of presentations and interactive workshops facilitated by AHDB and industry experts.

The 2018 Agronomists’ Induction event takes place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October in Peterborough.

To access the programme or for information on how to register, visit the dedicated event web page cereals.ahdb.org.uk/aginduct


Supervisory Skills Workshops

This workshop aims to provide delegates with an introduction into the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective Supervisor.

With increasing challenges on labour resource, it is essential to be as efficient as possible with the resources your business has and this workshop will provide the tips to best utilise your assets.

Alistair Gibb of Cedar Associates will lead a full agenda covering the following topics:

  • Understand core management skills - organizing and delegating
  • Ability to perform management tasks
  • Effective communication / dealing with difficult situations
  • Team Leadership - roles and responsibilities
  • Change management
  • Next steps – getting the most from your team

Who should attend?

Farmers and growers or members of the farm business team who would like to improve existing skills or those who have been recognised as future Supervisors.

The meeting is funded by AHDB and open to all farmers and growers, but registration is required for catering purposes. CPD points will be available on the day.

  • 08/11/2018 : Norwich
  • 22/11/2018 : York
  • 13/12/2018 : Lincolnshire
  • 17/01/2019 : Kenilworth
  • 30/01/2019 : Cornwall
  • 31/01/2019 : Hampshire
  • 07/03/2019 : Stirling, Scotland
  • 12/03/2019 : East Sussex 

 To book your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771218 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

AHDB Agronomists’ Conference

The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference has broadened its scope to turn research into practical agronomy for the whole rotation.

The 2018 conference, which takes place on 4 to 5 December, retains traditional topics on cereals, oilseeds and potato production but has expanded to include papers on field vegetables, peas and beans.

The conference has also moved to a new location, in Kettering, to accommodate a radical new approach to maximise interaction between speakers and delegates.

Each day features six expert-led workshops and panel-led debates on a wide range of topics, from crop protection to crop storage.

A networking dinner, which takes place at a nearby venue on the first day, also provides an excellent opportunity for people to interact.

To access the programme or for information about how to register, visit the dedicated event web page cereals.ahdb.org.uk/agconf


Health and antibiotics: keeping the balance

ForFarmers and AHDB present Health and antibiotics, keeping the balance. The multifactorial approach to responsible antibiotic use.

  • 5 November - Newbury Rugby Club
  • 6 November - Diss Rugby Club
  • 21 November - Wetherby Racecourse
  • 26 November - Exeter Racecourse

All meetings will start at 3:00pm and end at 6:00pm, closing with a meal.

Book your place today:

Read the full agenda