Events

Check out our upcoming events for members of the Canterbury Farmers’ Club

Opportunities to connect with fellow agricultural enthusiasts, gain valuable insights from industry experts, and partake in enriching experiences that celebrate the rich tapestry of farming heritage in Canterbury. Join us as we cultivate knowledge, foster connections, and celebrate the spirit of farming excellence through our exciting lineup of events.

Upcoming Events

28th May 2024

Tuesday, 18:30 – 21:30

Location

Macknade Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF

Charlie Ireland – Ceres Rural

Charlie will discuss his journey, his views on UK farming today and in the future, and maybe a bit about Clarkson’s farm.

25th June 2024

Tuesday, 18:30 – 21:30

Location

Macknade Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF

Will Oliver – Oliver Farms

To be Confirmed

24th September 2024

Tuesday, 18:30 – 21:30

Location

Macknade Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF

Kevin Attwood – Down Court Farm

To be Confirmed

22nd October 2024

Tuesday, 18:30 – 21:30

Location

Macknade Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF

Poul Hoveson – Holkham Estate

To be Confirmed

26th November 2024

Tuesday, 18:30 – 21:30

Location

Macknade Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF

John Downing – Wintersell Farm

To be Confirmed

10th December 2024

Tuesday, 18:30 – 21:30

Location

Macknade Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF

Andrew Ward – Roy Ward (Farms) Ltd

To be Confirmed

Past Events

DateSpeakerCompanyTitle
23 April 2024Oliver DoubledayGH Dean“Farming Here & There”
26 March 2024James PeckP.X. Farms‘Working Together to Increase Yield and Profitability’
27 February 2024Sir Peter KendallW.J.Kendall & Sons‘What’s the Plan for UK Farming?’
23 January 2024Jeremy FinnisCH Cole and Sons‘Diversified Farming on  the Urban Fringe’
12 December 2023Tom BradshawNFU‘The Future of British Agriculture’
28 November 2023William AlexanderCastle Farm‘My Farm Talk’
24 October 2023Anthony CurwenQuex Park Estates‘Nature Friendly Farming and Good Business
26 September 2023James Loder-SymondsNonington Farms‘My Farm Talk’
27 June 2023Arthur Leigh-PembertonTorry Hill‘Cherries to Chestnut’
25 April 2023Josh StrattonJ.M. Stratton & Co.‘Resilience & Change’
28 March 2023Stirling FentonG’s Group‘A Farming, Biodiversity and Regen Overview’
28 February 2023Jake FiennesHolkham Estate‘Making Space for Nature’
24 January 2023Charlie SteerGrosvenor Farms‘Managing Grosvenor’s 2,200Ha Eaton Estate’
13 December 2022Ed HortonSS Horton & Sons‘Hybrid Farming – Tradition Influencing Modern Techniques’
22 November 2022Alan Clifton-HoltAA Clifton Ltd‘People and how they Affect my Business and Career’
25 October 2022Last Minute Cancellation  
27 September 2022Oli PascallClock House Farm‘My Farm Talk’
28 June 2022Andrew PealSalle Estate, Norfolk‘Farming from Sudan to Swaffham’
31 May 2022Mike and Jan BaxMoat Farm‘A Walk Through Moat Farm’
26 April 2022Charlie HoodNeedlefresh‘Christmas Trees’
22 March 2022Minette BattersNational Farmers’ Union‘Farming Through the Agricultural Transition Period’
22 February 2022Sam BarnesS.J. Barnes Ltd‘Viticulture – ‘A Hands Off Approach’
25 January 2022Roy CoxBlenheim Palace‘What is the Point of a Landed Estate?’
14 December 2021Matthew ReadmanMatthew Readman Agriculture‘My Farm Talk’
11 November 2021James ForknallJPF Farms‘Life as a Farmer’s Son’
26 October 2021Mike BaxMoat Farm and BTF Rural‘The 2030s – A Wilder Kent?!’
28 September 2021CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
22 June 2021CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
25 May 2021CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
27 April 2021CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
23 March 2021CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
23 February 2021CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
26 January 2021Annual General Meeting Held Via ZOOM  
08 December 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
17 November 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
27 October 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
22 September 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
23 June 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
26 May 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
28 April 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
26 March 2020CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  
25 February 2020Alastair StewartSouthern Water‘Catchment Management – The Role of Southern Water’
28 January 2020Emeritus Professor Allan BuckwellIEEP‘Food, Farming, Health & Environment in Post-Brexit Britain’
10 December 2019Charlie Pye-SmithAuthor‘Reasons to be Optimistic – An Outsider’s View of the Farming Industry’
19 November 2019Owen PiperM.A. Piper & Son Farms‘Stepping into a New World’
22 October 2019Angela Kirkwood2018 Nuffield Scholar‘How to Grow the British Pig Industry’
24 September 2019Johann TaskerFarmers Weekly‘How the media views farmers – and how farmers can get their message across’
25 June 2019Dr Alastair Bailey and Stuart HendersonUniversity of Kent‘Environmental Approaches to Farming and Rural Communities’
28 May 2019John Dennis and Martin ‘Canoeing Rivers and Why it Matters’
23 April 2019Marion ReganHugh Lowe Farms‘Is it Still Fun to Grow Soft Fruit?’
26 March 2019Iain MossSt Nicholas Court Farms‘St Nicholas Court Farms Anaerobic Digestion Projects’
26 February 2019Guy SmithNational Farmers’ Union‘Regulations, Support and Trade: Farming on Unlevel Playing Fields’
15 January 2019Darren Walshaw and Dan PerryKent Police‘Kent Rural Task Force’
11 December 2018Robin PageCountryside Restoration Trust‘Birds, Bees and Farming; 25 years of farming for food and wildlife
20 November 2018Mark HarveyChapel Down‘The English Wine Revolution’
23 October 2018James FullerFurley Page‘Land and Society: Changes in the Use and Concept of Land in Kent During the Long 18th Century’
25 September 2018Rob JamesThanet Earth‘Thanet Earth – A Growing Business’
26 June 2018Henry Moses My Farm Talk – ‘Australia!’
22 May 2018Jamie StotzkaPlantworks UK‘Sustainable Farming for Biologically Active Soils’
24 April 2018Jeremy KerswellPlumpton College‘Change Transformation – Plumpton College and the Rural Sector’
27 March 2018Peter ThompsonGWCT‘Farmer Clusters – working together to help deliver better soil, water and wildlife + potentially much, much more!’
27 February 2018CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW  
23 January 2018George JesselHigh Sheriff of Kent‘From Tractors to Tights’
12 December 2017Robin BettsWinterdale Cheesemakers‘The First Carbon Neutral Cheese?’
20 November 2017Gareth FultonElmley Nature Reserve‘Restoring and Enhancing Elmley’s Heritage’
24 October 2017Mike DyerKreston Reeves‘Planning for Succession’
25 September 2017Stuart AttwoodTotal Contact Equine Solutions‘Equine Track Systems’
26 June 2017Andy WestFGS Agri‘Farm and General Services’
22 May 2017Paul KelseyKelsey Farms‘Commercial Growing and Packing of Soft Fruit’
24 April 2017James Somerville-MeikleCountryside Alliance‘The Politics of Shooting and Brexit’
27 March 2017Guy and Claire EckleyEckley Farms‘From Field to Shelf’
27 February 2017James WrightonVitacress‘UK Salad Production and a Brief Overview of Vitacress as a Business’
23 January 2017William IliffeSouthern England Farms‘The History behind Southern England Farms’
19 December 2016John BennettKent Wildlife Trust‘The Work of the Kent Wildlife Trust’
28 November 2016Dr Tina BarsbyNIAB’21st Century Plant Breeding’
24 October 2016Marie Prebble & Kristina BouldenKent Shepherd & Romney Marsh Wools‘The Sun Never Sets on the Romney Sheep’
26 September 2016Carrie EelesKent Gleaning Network‘Feedback and the Gleaning Movement – Taking Food Waste off the Menu’
27 June 2016Christopher PriceCLA‘Brexit: Now it’s Happening, What Next?  The Choices Ahead.’
23 May 2016Professor Simon BlackmoreHarper Adams‘Farming in 2050’
25 April 2016Stuart RobertsHammonds End Farm‘Cereal and Beef Farming’
21 March 2016Andrew MartinBroad Stream Farming‘Living with Volatility: An Arable Farmer’s Long-Term Strategy.’
26 February 2016Stefano CuomoMacknade Fine Foods‘Family business, the joys of succession and a retailer’s perspective.’

Who we Support

The Club is a proud and keen supporter of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust and the Canterbury Young Farmers' Club.

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