IAgrM Newsletter February 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING INCLUSIVE – 25th February 2021, 11am 60 minute online CPD session with guest speakers Navaaratnam Partheeban, Farm Vet; Phil Cookson, Roythornes; and Caroline Dawson, Promar International. EFFECTIVELY MANAGING HEALTH & SAFETY – 4th March 2021 60 minute online CPD session with guest speakers David Knowles, Safestate Consultancy Ltd and Thomas Price, NFU, Farm Safety Partnership and chaired by: Mark Robins – Chairman, IAgrM WHAT IS MEANT BY FOOD SECURITY? – 24th March 2021, 11am 60 minute session with Professor Tim Lang Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London FELLOWS & PROFESSIONALS LUNCH – 30th June 2021 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock More details to follow shortly Please SAVE THE DATE NATIONAL FARM MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE – 16th November 2021 More details to follow shortly Please SAVE THE DATE FARM MANAGEMENT SKILLS PROGRAMME – November 2021 Nottingham University All modules open for bookings via the website 3 You often hear it said that the Government never listens to enough views when formulating policy. By participating in DEFRA consultations you can help ensure this isn’t the case. DEFRA Consultations are your opportunity to have an input into key policy decision making and some key consultations are currently open. These include consultations on the sustainable use of pesticides, on improvements to animal welfare in transport and perhaps most significantly the regulation of genetic technologies. Existing EU legislation controlling the use of GMOs requires that all genetically engineered organisms are classified as GMOs, whether they could be produced by traditional breeding methods or not. DEFRA’s view is that organisms produced by genetic engineering should not be regulated as GMOs if they could have been produced by traditional breeding methods. But they want to hear what the industry at large thinks. As an Institute we believe it is important to be active in helping shape the future of how we farm in this country and would urge members to consider participating in these consultations at consult.defra.gov.uk DEFRA WANTS YOUR VIEWS IAgrM continues to adapt the events and training offered to members and guests with a mixture of online 60 minute CPD sessions in the early part of this year and some face-to-fact planned for later in 2021. Available recordings from previous 60 minute CPD sessions are able to be viewed in the Member Resources section of the website if you missed the live events. EVENTS &TRAINING 2021 Please go to the Events page of the website for an up-to-date list of all events and training including those offered by our extensive network of Branches.