CEREALS LIVE – which is happening online this year – is fast approaching and details of its timetable of seminars have now been released.

Taking place on June 10 and 11, the online event will give farmers and growers the opportunity to see the latest crop varieties and technical innovations, and hear about the latest in crop protection, with speakers and a broad seminar programme to complement the two-day event.

“This is the first time the event has been hosted online, but we are delivering as much of the physical event as possible on this new platform, so there will be plenty of content for farmers and growers to explore,” promised director Alli McEntyre.

The complete two-day seminar programme will be available online, with live Q and A for visitors – visitors can hear about the impact of coronavirus and Brexit from Defra secretary Victoria Prentis and NFU president Minette Batters in the AHDB Theatre, or head to the Young Farmers’ and Sustainability Theatre to discuss succession planning or routes into farming.

For those wanting to get set up in agriculture or contemplating a career change, there will be a jobs board and a variety of speakers exploring the numerous opportunities within the industry – from journalism to scientific research.

“We have secured high profile speakers with tremendous knowledge and experience, so there will be plenty of opportunity for visitors to explore new avenues for business development,” continued Ms McEntyre.

Visitors will be able to chat with all their favourite exhibitors through an interactive map, and there will be video content to bring machinery demonstrations to life.

The Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena will provide detailed content on all the newest advances in application technology, while the Innovation and Tech Demo Ring will showcase the developments in robotics, drones, soil scanning and weeding technology. There will also be the main demo area featuring state-of-the-art combines, tractors, and other machinery.

There will even be an interactive beer tent, where visitors can chat and share photos, while listening to live music, with the option to request a song to raise money for the Cereals charity partner, RABI.

“While the Covid-19 outbreak has caused considerable upheaval this year, farmers are doing what they always do, and are getting on with the job at hand,” concluded Ms McEntyre. “We have endeavoured to do the same, supporting our exhibitors and visitors alike by bringing new tools, advice and innovations direct to the farm, helping growers to drive the future of UK agriculture.”

For more information on the full programme and to register visit www.cerealsevent.co.uk.