Despite the difficult autumn, the organisers of Cereals 2020 say that the event is rapidly taking shape, with several new features in the pipeline including a young farmers programme and technology demo ring.
“The site is on free draining land and the grass for the Cereals Event has established extremely well – the whole area looks a picture,” says host farmer Robert Law.
Event director Alli McEntyre has said the event will be a ‘game changer.’ “Feedback from this year’s event was extremely positive – despite the appalling weather – but we want to evolve the show and make it the best it can be.”
The new young farmers’ programme will focus on sustainable businesses, and as well as a new demonstration area for robotics and new technologies, existing features like the NIAB Soil Pit, Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena, and working demonstrations will also return.
“The overarching theme of Cereals 2020 is ‘Sustainable Solutions’ and we promise to deliver that – covering everything from practical farming and financial advice to climate change and political issues,” says Ms McEntyre. “Farmers are facing challenging times, but that also brings opportunities. We have pulled together a forward-thinking programme that we hope will help visitors to navigate the current difficulties and emerge stronger and better-equipped to take their businesses forward.”
Photo Caption: The Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena returns to Cereals 2020
Photo source: Cereals