- 13 September 2012
Sarah Dawson, Chair of the National Farmers Union Board for Horticulture and Potatoes will present a seminar on the very significant NFU publication, Catalyst for Change – Better ways of doing business in the horticulture and potatoes sector at Horticulture 2012.
Horticulture 2012 is fast approaching. It’s time to make sure you have marked Wednesday 19 September 2012 in your diary for this major event. The seminars, demonstrations, tours and trade exhibition all taking place during this one day attraction at Greenmount Campus, Antrim, will encompass all sectors of commercial and amenity horticulture across Northern Ireland
The very comprehensive seminar programme will have something to offer everyone involved in landscaping and amenity provision, production horticulture and sports turf and groundsmanship. Topics will range from the impacts of changing pesticide availability to renewable energy, business management and marketing. The organising committee are particularly pleased to be able to announce that Sarah Dawson, Chair of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board for Horticulture and Potatoes will present a seminar on the very significant NFU publication, Catalyst for Change – Better ways of doing business in the horticulture and potatoes sector.
Sarah is highly qualified to speak at the Horticulture 2012 event. As the Technical and Business Development Manager for F Pettitt and Son, growing over 200ha of brassicas, some cereals and rotational legumes in Lincolnshire, Sarah and her brother are the fourth generation on their family farm. Sarah is an experienced food industry and horticultural food chain specialist, having worked in a diverse range of senior technical and business development roles. Passionate about horticulture Sarah thrives on helping the industry develop commercially and sustainably in a constantly changing and ever challenging market place.
At the Horticulture 2012 event Sarah will set out the NFU’s vision for a strong, fair and profitable horticulture supply chain, as outlined in their ‘Catalyst for Change’ document.
The associated trade exhibition of over 90 stands offers a tremendous opportunity for visitors to meet suppliers and service providers, from a large number of local and national companies and organisations.