Wednesday 9th November
Thursday 10th November
11.00 - 11.30
Planning a new vineyard establishment
To prepare for a new vineyard can be a daunting task. This seminar will give a brief overview of key strategic planning, research and essential preparations required for a successful vineyard establishment and future business. “so often it’s the simple things that are overlooked that then come back to bite you”
11.45 - 12.15
The Power of Wigwam® for Business Success
With a track record of over two decades in building wooden cabins from sustainable home grown timber, Charles Gulland, the original innovator of the camping pod and founder of the first ‘glamping holiday’ business, demonstrates how his unique and proven business model has helped farm businesses diversify and maximize revenue. Charles will talk about how Wigwam® Holidays, with proven success can support and grow your business, with the benefits of being part of one of the UK’s biggest alternative holiday brands.
13.15 - 13.45
Adding Value to Your Arable Crops
An examination of some of the added value cropping options available to arable growers, with a range of crop species, production contracts and agronomic advice.
14.00 - 14.30
Is your DIY Marketing Really Helping Your Business?
When time is short and budgets are limited, it can seem like a great idea to handle all the marketing for your business in-house. Yet, unless you have a trained and experienced team on site with plenty of time on their hands, you are highly likely to be spending more money and more time than you need to get stuff done - and you’re still not getting the results you want or expected. What’s more, it seems like every day, people are knocking on your door trying to sell you the next big marketing miracle, sucking up more of the time you don’t have and budget you don’t need to spend on activities that are not always the best fit for your brand, your business nor your customers. Come hear Chartered Marketer, Barbara Hollyhead, share advice and tips on how to get the balance right so that your business is as self-sufficient as practicable in its marketing.
14.45 - 15.15
How vending can work for your farm produce
Stuart will talk on the benefits and success of vending and how a new style of vending machine can work for your Farm produce. Whether it be eggs, vegetables, meats or cheeses, whatever your farm produces this new concept can sell direct to the public 24 hrs a day maximising profit with very little overheads.
15.30 - 16.00
RAU Farm491: Agritech Innovation and Incubation
Agritech has many forms including precision ag, bioscience, big data, GPS/GNSS and the internet of things. This seminar will give an explanation of what agritech means and how Farm491 is supporting start up agritech businesses with a view to feeding the global population effectively and sustainably.