Sheep farmers – a force for social good

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

To counteract the sometime negative view of agriculture, it is time for sheep farmers – the people who work tirelessly to produce quality food, care for the environment and underpin rural communities – to stand up and be counted. Sheep farming is a career to be proud of, and often the first step into farming for young people and new entrants. This seminar will consider what it will take to gain much needed recognition for the incredible wealth of public goods provided by sheep farmers and their sheep.

Chairman: Adam Henson, TV presenter and Gloucestershire sheep farmer.

Speakers: Dr Matt Lobley, Exeter University; NSA Next Generation Ambassadors (and sheep farmers) Caryl Hughes, Kirree Kermode, Clarke Hibberd.