CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British farmers were given the opportunity to hear about the financial and technical challenges facing the industry as UBM Connect's Farmers Guardian teamed up with the National Farmers Union and consultancy firm Savills for a series of one-hour online events to present "Farming Prospects 2011 Dairy, Beef & Sheep and Arable."
The event, sponsored by Keenan and BASF, comprised of three sessions – dairy, beef & sheep and arable – where a panel of experts gave their predictions for the year ahead and answered farmers' questions on the challenges facing their businesses.
UBM Studios, a turnkey virtual environment producer, provided the virtual platform for the event.
The event is now available on demand, giving farmers free access to the latest market intelligence and business information for the coming months.
In the Auditorium, the event sessions include:
- The Dairy session hosted by Howard Walsh, Farmers Guardian's Business Editor. The speakers include: Ashley Lilley - Associate Director Agribusiness; Hayley Campbell-Gibbons - Chief Dairy Adviser; and Hugh Kerr - International Nutrition Development Manager
- The Beef and Sheep session hosted by Katie Lomas, Farmers Guardian Senior Livestock Reporter. The speakers include: Keith Preston - Director Agricultural Business and John Mercer - Chief Livestock Adviser.
- The Arable session hosted by Teresa Rush, Farmers Guardian's Arable Editor. The speakers include: Ben Makowiecki - Agribusiness Consultant and Guy Gagen - Chief Arable Adviser.
All presentations are now available on demand. https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!10&ShowKey=3659
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