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Date Published: 03/11/2014

The Thames Valley Branch

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FARM MANAGEMENT IN THE THAMES VALLEY IN 2014/5

Chair: John Giles John.giles@genusplc.com
Vice Chair: Alison Bailey a.p.bailey@reading.ac.uk
Treasurer:  Anne Marie Cocker ACocker@jamescowper.co.uk

Secretaries:
Geoff Adams geoffrey.adams5@btopenworld.com
Giles Martin Gilesmrtn@aol.com

TUESDAY 2nd December – 7.00 pm

THE CLUB, MAPLEDURHAM, READING RG4 7UD

Emma Penny, Editor, Farmers Guardian

THE ROLE OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR INDUSTRY

Our evening meetings are specifically designed for us to hear from the sort of person “we wouldn’t normally meet in our day to day activities”. Emma Penny fits the bill perfectly.

A graduate from the University of Aberdeen, Emma began her career as a journalist with the Farmers Weekly before joining the Farmers Guardian in 2008, as Editor. A member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, she now oversees the publication of the UKs leading agricultural media source and which has a readership of some 150,000 per week and supports the UK agricultural and farming sector, not least through the annual British Farming Awards and a myriad of other cross cutting industry initiatives.

She has won numerous journalistic awards in her career to date and will talk to our group about how the actual process of reporting the key “news of the day” has changed in the last 10 years – how it might change again in the future, what is the current & future role of the agricultural media,  and finally, what does she see as the key issues and opportunities for the sector to confront in the next few years and what are the challenges ahead for farm managers across the UK – not least in the Thames Valley.

She is a busy person – we are fortunate to have her come and join us for the evening !

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TO BOOK

Tickets will cost £20.00 per head. Please book your place with Geoff Adams (not Giles Martin this time round !) by email at this address:

geoffrey.adams5@btopenworld.com or phone (01189) 722134 


- but note that once you have said you will attend, we would expect you to pay regardless, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Please make every effort to attend what is certain to be an extremely interesting evening. We will start at 7.00 pm to sit down at eat by 7.30 pm at the latest. We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

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DATES FOR NEXT YEAR – please make a note of the following:

  • Reading  University Agricultural  Club conference – 29 January  - more details TBC
  • Paul Thomas – Genus plc – What’s It Really Like Farming in Russia ? – 9th February
  • Edith Mary Gayton Lecture at Reading University  – 24th February – details TBC
  • 11th Annual Question Time Event at Reading University   – 12th March


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