South East Farmer February 2022

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Farm Expo is back for 2022, with exhibitors ready to showcase the latest developments in agricultural machinery and a line-up of industry speakers eager to share their expertise on some of the current issues and opportunities within agricultural businesses. Launched in 2019 with the objective of becoming one of the South East’s largest farming machinery, supplies and services events, it has swiftly become a key date in the diary and attracts visitors and exhibitors from across the whole of the farming sector, including fruit and viticulture. While the 2021 event was cancelled due to the pandemic, the 2022 event aims to replicate the successes of 2019 and 2020 and attract a footfall of over 2,500 visitors. As well as being able to see a wide variety of

machinery and farming equipment, with exhibitors including Agwood, R J Crawford and Bell Agriculture, visitors will be able to seek advice on everything from seed and agronomy requirements to financial and legal support gaining help with diversification, land sales and in-field technology. In addition, seminars will take place on topics such as diversification, the post-BPS funding landscape and natural capital. Organised by the Kent County Agricultural Society (KCAS), a charity that has been supporting education and improvement in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and related industries since its foundation in 1923, Farm Expo takes place on Wednesday 2 March 2022 at the Kent Showground near Detling. Commenting on the event, KCAS General Manager Nikki Dorkings said: “We’re delighted that we’re able to, once again, organise and deliver

this popular event. A core part of KCAS’ mission as a charity is around ensuring those working within rural businesses are aware of the latest techniques and trends. This event, together with our newlylaunched farming conference, is crucial in helping us achieve this mission, which is why I am thrilled that such a wide range of exhibitors and speakers have booked to attend.” Jo Forknall, Chair of Kent County Agricultural Society and owner of his own agricultural contracting business, agreed: “As Kent’s largest agricultural charity, we are committed to delivering new ideas and innovative technologies to the county’s farming and agricultural industry. After a turbulent couple of years, we are looking forward to bringing this valuable event back to the local farming community.”

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