6-7 February 2018 – PONT Conference – The Dragon Hotel, Swansea. Farming, Nature and Food – Grazing for the Future You are welcome to attend either or both days – they are billed for separately. Day One, chaired by Dr Tim Render, WG View Full Day One Programme Day Two, chaired by Ian Rickman, PONT Director Full Day Two Programme Download Full Programme Conference cost Day 1 – £35 Day 2 – £35 Conference dinner – £30 Time Activity 11:00 REGISTRATION OPENS 11:50 Buffet Lunch 12:50 Introduction – Dr Tim Render, WG 13:00 Brexit, Farming and the Environment – Dr Tim Render, WG 13:15 Update on PONT activity – Mike Alexander, PONT Chair 13:30 Developing agri-environmental schemes that can deliver better management of High Nature Value farmland – lessons from the Burren – Dr Sharon Parr, Burren Programme 14:00 Soap Box – Conservation grazing: A local authority perspective – Richard Wistow, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council 14:05 Vegetation management from a fire service perspective – Craig Hope, Fire Service 14:35 Panel Discussion 15:00 REFRESHMENTS 15:30 Pasture for Life – exploring the possibilities for adding value to grazed animals Russ Carrington, Pasture Fed Livestock Association & John Price, Farmer 16.00 SOAP BOX – 3 Sheep in a Boat – Jane Bissett 16.05 Profiting from Native Pasture – Holistic Planned grazing in Practice – Rob Havard, Natural England and Farmer 16.35 Panel Discussion 17.00 Sum up of the day – Dr Tim Render, WG 17.10 CONFERENCE CLOSE 19.30 CONFERENCE DINNER – Alun Elidyr × Time Activity 08:15 REGISTRATION OPENS 08:50 Introduction 09:00 Beneficial invertebrates in grassland management with a focus on dung beetles: How we can get them to work for us – Dr Sarah Beynon 09:30 Ponies, pasture, people and premium products: Conservation grazing on Gower from a personal perspective Jenni Nellist Horses Translated and Emma Douglas PONT 10:00 Minister for Environment– Hannah Blythyn AM 10:15 SOAP BOX – Swansea Food Assembly – Jack Joseph Food Assembly 10:20 Floods and Fritillaries– Andy Rumming, Farmer 10:50 PANEL Discussion 11:00 REFRESHMENTS 11:15 For Field Visit – go to buses 11:30 WORKSHOP Conservation grazing in Practice – Hilary Kehoe, PONT FIELD VISIT 11.30 Buses leave for Field Visits 12.00 Arrive at site 12:30 Lunch for those at workshop Packed lunch 14:45 Back on buses 15.30 Back at hotel and depart ×
6-7 February 2018 – PONT Conference – The Dragon Hotel, Swansea.
Farming, Nature and Food – Grazing for the Future
You are welcome to attend either or both days – they are billed for separately.