The 52nd annual University of Reading Agricultural Conference once again selected R.A.B.I as its chosen charity and raised £205 by collection.
Hosted by students at the university, the conference’s theme this year was ‘What should farmers be doing post Brexit?’ Delegates enjoyed thought-provoking presentations from NFU’s Nick von Westenholz, Farmers Guardian’s Ben Briggs, and David Christensen, who is a dairy farmer and Chairman of Arla’s UK Brexit Farmer Task Force.
Stephen Noble, Head of Fundraising & Development, said: “We are very grateful to the University’s Agricultural Club for their long-term support and in particular Alice Watkins and Ross McGowan. Our association with their annual conference generates welcome income but just as importantly, keeps the spotlight on our work and raises our profile with the farming industry’s next generation of influencers.”
Pictured above are (left to right) Ben Briggs, (Farmers Guardian), John Giles (Promar International), Andrew Vickery (Old Mill Accountancy), Alice Watkins (undergraduate and 2018 Conference Secretary), Ben Carter, (Old Mill Accountancy), Ross McGowan (undergraduate and 2018 Conference Chairman), Barnaby Wood (undergraduate and University Agricultural Club Chairman), David Christensen (dairy farmer and Chairman of UK Brexit Farmer Task Force for Arla), Nick von Westenholz (NFU), and Grace O’Dwyer (HSBC).