Larking Gowen present Autumn Farming Conference

Larking Gowen present Autumn Farming Conference

Larking Gowen are pleased to announce their new conference for 2022. The Autumn Farming Conference is a brand-new event for farmers, growers, landowners, and those involved in the agricultural sector and impacted by legislation, such as those in retail, the supply chain, manufacturing and beyond.

The event is being organised and hosted by Larking Gowen, a major regional independent accountancy partnership and one of the UK’s top 40 accountancy firms, in conjunction with the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.

“The farming industry is at a massive crossroads right now, largely because of major changes in the sector post Brexit, together with the loss of the Basic Payment Scheme and the effects of climate change,” states Bruce Masson, the Larking Gowen Partner who originated the concept.

“The impact of these and other factors has been amplified by the terrible situation in Ukraine, which no-one could have predicted and will have a significant global impact for the foreseeable future.

“Farmers and rural enterprises have been severely impacted, so are looking for guidance and ideas. To help them plot a way forward we have brought together a compelling group of speakers whose talents and experience span a range of complementary fields.”

Chaired by CLA East Director Cath Crowther, the event will include presentations by experts from across the farming sector on a range of topics, providing practical advice and an opportunity to meet others in the sector.

The conference will include presentations, case studies and Q&A’s from the following experts and leaders in their fields:

  • Jo Churchill, Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds, current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Stuart and Rebecca Mayhew, founder members of Regenerative Agriculture Community East (RACE)
  • Alec Smith, Director of Sentry Ltd
  • Jason Cantrill, a Partner at Ceres Rural
  • Emma Hayley from YANA (You Are Not Alone)
  • Izzi Rainey owner of a farm-based textile company, talking on diversification
  • Steven Rudd, Larking Gowen’s Head of Farms and Landed Estates

The event is sponsored by CLA Insurance, and all profits from the conference will go to YANA Rural Mental Health Support – a much-admired organisation working with those in the sector.

Further details of the Autumn Farming Conference are available at and tickets can be booked online. The event will take place on Tuesday 4 October 2022 at Trinity Park, Ipswich, and offers a fantastic opportunity for those in the sector to network and learn.


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