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15 Jan 2024


Hear from industry leaders and experts and get involved in discussions about the latest sector developments and issues affecting UK farming.

LAMMA is not only the number one agricultural show in the UK for showcasing the latest machinery, but it's also a go-to destination for knowledge exchange. The LAMMA Live Theatre will provide a space where visitors can receive up-to-date information and engage in productive discussions and debates with experts from across the sector.

On both days of the show Frontier Agriculture will host a session: “The opportunities and benefits of a closed transfer system: When agricultural innovation delivers on operator safety, farm productivity, and environmental benefits.” Nick Badger of Frontier and Richard Garnett of Wisdom Systems will discuss Frontier’s Closed Transfer System (CTS), a specialist one-way valve technology to help growers and sprayer operators manage crop protection and nutrition products in a safer, more sustainable way.

“We’re excited to bring Frontier’s closed transfer system to the LAMMA Live Theatre at this year’s show,” says Nick. “We’ve worked closely with Richard Garnett of Wisdom Systems to develop this technology and have had excellent feedback from those who have incorporated it already.

“Farmers are seeing improved operator and environmental safety thanks to reduced manual handling and the risks of exposure, as well as more efficient tank loading while minimising the use of single-use plastics and overall waste management costs.

“We understand that farmers and wider supply chains are looking at how and where crop production practices can be done more sustainably, but on-farm safety is always a priority too. We know the closed transfer system can deliver against these objectives, and we’re really looking forward to demonstrating that at LAMMA.”

The NFU will host a panel discussion on day two of the show, led by member Owen Piper. Panellists Marcus Potter of Lantra, Jill Hewitt of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) and Stephen Jordan, CEO of TIAH will discuss “How training can change the safety culture in farming”.

“Productivity, profitability, and sustainability on the farm rely on a healthy, safe workforce that is trained and competent to take safety seriously,” says Jill Hewitt. “We are already struggling to find sufficient staff, and it is vital that the industry works together to ensure everyone makes safety the top priority.”

Safety is also a key focus for the panel hosted by Farmers Guardian (day one) which will discuss agricultural trailers on the public highway and aim to answer the question “Is it time for trailer tests and licensing?”

Other sessions in the LAMMA Live line up include an LKAB-sponsored session on ‘Navigating the agricultural landscape of tomorrow’ (day one only) featuring guest speaker Adam

Henson and a session on mental health challenges by Farming Community Network (day two only). Opportunities for sales and investment in Africa will be explored in a seminar by the Department for International Trade (both days).

‘How to attract and retain talented employees’ is the subject of the Jobs in Agriculture panel discussion on day one, with a discussion on the role of young farmers on day two.

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