TICKETS are now available for The Sustainable Food Trust's conference, 'Farming and Climate Change,' organised by the Sustainable Food Trust in partnership with the National Farmers’ Union.

It will be held on July 5, with an evening reception and lecture on July 4.

The event will explore the unique capacity of farming systems to address the threats of climate change, biodiversity and soil carbon loss, whilst producing high quality, health-promoting food.

The venue is Fir Farm, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire and tickets are available via

Speakers include:

• Minette Batters – President, National Farmers’ Union

• The Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP – Secretary of State, Defra (tbc)

• Tony Juniper – Chair, Natural England

• Professor Dieter Helm – Chair, Natural Capital Committee

• Professor Myles Allen and Michelle Cain – Oxford University (tbc)

• Professor Michael Lee – Rothamsted Research

• Charles Massy – Australian author and farmer

• Henry Edmunds – Cholderton Estate

• Gail Bradbrook – Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion

• Jonathan Dimbleby – Broadcaster and author

This conference has been inspired by Minette Batters’ target of net zero carbon emissions from UK agriculture by 2040. It is the first NFU/SFT partnership event, underlying the urgent need to work collaboratively to address the challenge of climate change.

The trust invites farmers, policy makers, investors and other stakeholders to join it in exploring the practical, policy and economic changes that are needed to enable a transition to sustainable agriculture.

Conference session themes:

• Reaching net zero carbon emissions: Addressing the UK challenge

• Climate change and emissions from UK agriculture: the science

• Farming and business case studies

• Making sustainable farming pay

• Panel discussion chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

Further programme details and speaker announcements will be published soon.

For more information about assisted places and sponsorship opportunities contact SFT communications manager, Megan Perry, on or 07761804341