At LEAF we hold a range of events throughout the year, we will provide links on this page to useful, sharable links from each event, such as presentations, photographs and press releases.Find Out More
Farm businesses are facing dramatic shake-ups in future support mechanisms as well as changing public expectations about how land should be used and managed. This unpredictable and incentive driven climate, will require smart business strategies that offer greater resilience, consistency and cost benefits.
The LEAF Marque Summit brought together farmers, industry experts and policy makers to explore some of the pressing questions around the challenges, benefits and impacts of LEAF Marque certification. Exploring the opportunities it brings to drive long-term positive impact beyond certification in the productivity and health of farming businesses across the globe.
Engaging young people in food and farming is vitally important; both to the future of the agricultural industry as well as for their own health and wellbeing. LEAF, supported by Rothamsted Research has undertaken extensive primary research to gain greater insight into how today’s young people view farming and to gauge their level of understanding and interest in where their food comes from. The results of this ground-breaking piece of research will be shared at the conference and debated in workshops. There will also be a programme of inspiring speakers sharing ideas and experiences of their work in this area with teenagers.
Managing and maximising biodiversity on-farm is a good thing and key to maintaining farm level natural capital. But why, where and how does it help the business, and how can we target efforts to make the most of what it has to offer? The LEAF IFM Field Event shone a spotlight on how farmers can optimise biodiversity to bring business benefits across the farm.
The LEAF Marque Summit explored some of the pressing questions around the role of assurance systems in delivering meaningful improvements for farmers and the environment.
Teenagers have the potential to accelerate and achieve sustainable development in their communities and beyond. With their unique sets of skills and perspectives in today’s ever-evolving world, they remain at the frontlines of innovation and change. LEAF’s second Education and Public Engagement Conference brings together a range of speakers including researchers and markeing experts through to educationalists, farmers and conservationists to explore practical and effective solutions to better engage teenagers with farming, food and the natural environment.
As more and more companies from across the food supply chain extend their commitment to responsible business practices, the 2017 LEAF Marque Summit asked whether we are doing enough to market our sustainability achievements and aspirations. Exploring our effectiveness in building consumer awareness and trust, and asking how we can work more effectively together to promote our collective sustainable commitments.
LEAF’s IFM Conference 2017 drew on the research and demonstration activities of the LEAF Network to assess the current role technology plays in Integrated Farm Management, and looked ahead to what new technology will offer IFM in the future. The precision, accuracy and marginal gains offered by many new techniques and promised by upcoming research, will be critical when continually evaluating and improving IFM as a whole farm level approach. Researchers from our Innovation Centers highlighted some of the latest advances in technology and LEAF Demonstration Farmers set out how this technology translates at a practical farming level.