Planning Ahead – The Challenges and Opportunities

The intricacies and complexities of succession planning will be at the fore for the Future Farmers of Yorkshire group at their next meeting.

Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, the panel of experts will cover the financial, legal and business planning elements at the event on Wednesday 5 December.

Steve Willis, Chair of the Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network said: “Succession planning is widely acknowledged as a complicated and potentially costly farming problem and as a consequence, many businesses tend to avoid thinking about it, let alone discussing it! This event brings together four first class speakers which will hopefully encourage attendees to think about the next steps in their own businesses.”

Speakers are: Anne Elliott, of Latimer Hinks Solicitors, Stephen Watson, Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants, Paul Ainscough of the land agents Savills, and Phil Dibbs, business consultant of Hawkmoor Associates.

“Major tasks such as drawing up a will or getting the best out of your bank are hugely important but incredibly challenging,” said Mr Willis. “Our speakers will be discussing these and much more, making it a 'not to miss' event.”

Future Farmers of Yorkshire was launched in November 2010 and is based at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. It brings together younger farmers, vets and industry supporters. The social, but informative, group offers the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences, develop networks, organise events with key speakers and a social get together.

The event, which is free, begins at 7.15pm with a light supper. For more information on the evening, contact Elizabeth Hudson, Project Manager at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society on 07702 598108 or elizabethh@yas.co.uk

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23 November 2012

Judy Thompson, PR Manager, Yorkshire Agricultural Society on judyt@yas.co.uk or 07903 326 170.

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to almost £1m. It is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Society’s regional food shop and café which opened in June 2009. Both the RAC and Fodder has won a number of awards, including in 2010, being named as the Observer Monthly Best Independent Local Retailer, and most recently it has been chosen as a finalist in the Taste of England category of the 2012 Visit England Awards for Excellence.

The Society is the organiser of England’s premier agricultural show, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. Dates for Countryside Live 2013 are Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October. The 2013 Great Yorkshire Show dates are Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 July which will be the 155th show.

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling

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