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2nd Apr 2024
Jason Cantrill

Resilience in farming is the theme of the second joint NFU/Lovewell Blake Farmers’ Evening of 2024, which takes place at Halesworth Golf Club on Wednesday 24th April.

In a presentation entitled ‘Riding The Storm’, Jason Cantrill and Katie Crawford of Ceres Rural will look back at the performance of predominately arable farming businesses over the past three years including the highs and lows, and what makes the best performing businesses more resilient.

The pair will also discuss the performance of pigs and poultry, which have an important influence on local demand for grain in East Anglia.

Looking forward to the 2024 harvest, they will consider the opportunities available to farming businesses to ride the storm of the climate, economic and market forces - including a look at maximising grant opportunities currently available to the sector, and what to look out for in the future.

A partner at Ceres Rural, Jason Cantrill is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and agricultural valuer.  He specialises in the management of farms, the formation of contract farming and joint venture agreements, and provides strategic advice to a range of farming businesses including advising on compulsory purchase schemes and landlord and tenant matters.

Katie Crawford is an associate at Ceres Rural and has a keen interest in the natural environment, combining her interests in regenerative farming systems with her advisory role.  She specialises in Environmental Stewardship, including the preparation and management of applications and agreements.   Katie has recently obtained her BASIS qualification and is BETA Conservation Management Environmental qualified.

Lovewell Blake agricultural partner Ryan Lincoln, who will be chairing the event, said, “Anyone who is involved in agriculture will know that resilience is a quality which is always required.  Most farmers will identify with the concept of ‘riding the storm’, and I am sure that Jason and Katie’s presentation will resonate with every farmer in our region.

The event takes place at Halesworth Golf club on Wednesday 24th April at 7.30pm, and the presentation will be followed by a buffet supper.  Attendance is free, but places need to be booked in advance, by visiting https://www.lovewell-blake.co.uk/events.