Reading University Annual Conference - The future of the Industry
13 February 2018
On the 30 January 2018, the University of Reading Agricultural Club marked its 52nd Annual Conference.
It was an exciting day as the university posed the question “What should farmers be doing post Brexit?”. Of course, this is not an easy question to answer but Nick Von Westenholz of the NFU, Ben Brigg of the Farmers Guardian and David Christensen, prominent Dairy Farmer and Arla representative, showcased their knowledge of the industry, laying down the seeds of independent thinking to an auditorium full of our current and future farmers. It was these future farmers, the agricultural students at Reading University, and the next generation to drive forward the rural industry, that impressed the room with their inquisitive and forward-thinking questions, clearly showcasing their understanding of what may lie ahead.
These are also the generation who will feel the full repercussions of government decisions currently being made, and it will be their passion for the industry that drives the United Kingdom forward as a success story.
Old Mill recognise Reading alumni as members of our staff, including Head of Rural, Andrew Vickery. We played a small part in supporting the conference by providing sponsorship, and we will continually look to play an even bigger part in supporting the future of the agricultural industry.
If you have any questions regarding this article, or would like to discuss further how Old Mill are involved in the rural community, contact Ben Carter.