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Brexit - what it means to you – to be revealed at the Arable Event 2019


Peter WildingPeter Wilding – the man who coined the term ‘Brexit’ – will give a valuable insight into how the European Election results will impact farmers at the Arable Event at Woodlands Farm, Weston Under Lizard on 19th June 2019 from 10am. 

Peter has been at the heart of the EU withdrawal process since it began and has been officially credited by the Oxford English Dictionary for the word Brexit, which has dominated the news and politics for the last few years.

Peter is an influencer and his book What Next? Britain's future in Europe, is hot property.

A corporate lawyer with FBC Manby Bowdler, specialising in EU law and Brexit, he is supporting farmers and other agri-businesses, plus manufacturing and leisure-sector firms, through the many changes that leaving the EU is likely to bring.

Peter will discuss:

  • Where Britain stands with Brexit
  • How Brexit will impact farmers and other agri-businesses in the short and longer term
  • What steps can be taken to deal with Britain's new relationship with the EU

 Peter is the former EU Media and Policy Director for the Conservative Party and a former director of the Brussels-based lobbying firm, Teneo Cabinet DN, as well as having been Europe Director of BSkyB.  He has practised law in London, Brussels, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands.

He will be joined by speaker Graham Redman, who has been an agricultural economist in the research team of The Andersons Centre since 2004 and a Partner since 2010. 

Graham provides specialist agri-business research services, forecasting, training, briefings and leads project-work. The Andersons Centre is a multi-disciplined farming and agribusiness consultancy, providing advice and interpretation to all sectors in the agricultural supply chain.

Graham is also the author of the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook.

Before joining Andersons, Graham was the economist for a major agricultural merchant, focusing chiefly on grain and animal feed marketing, providing guidance to the grain trading and procurement teams.  Prior to that, he worked for a farm management consultancy in Central and Southern England.

The Arable Event will demonstrate seed trial plots including winter cereals, oilseed rape, hybrid rye, winter oats and winter barley. Trade stands, moisture meter clinic and the latest working farm machinery are also highlights.

And a Local Farmers’ Market has been introduced to the event for the first time, to offer visitors a chance to tempt their tastebuds to a variety of Shropshire delicacies. The market includes Baked for You, an award-winning boutique bakery near Shrewsbury, Morgans Butchers, Moyden’s Cheese, Powells Pies and Shropshire Salumi.



Woodlands Farm

 Now in its 6th year and with an attendance of more than 1200 visitors and exhibitors, the Arable Event is a popular day out for farmers.

Woodlands Farm is part of Harnage estates farming company, operated by brothers Simon and Justin Scott. Initially farmers from Cheshire, the Scott family moved to Harnage Grange in 1961 following the sale of the family-owned bakery business to Associated British Foods (ABF). The Land at Weston Under Lizard has been contract farmed for Lord Bradford and Viscount Newport via the land agents Bidwells since 1987.  Predominantly arable, it is managed day to day by James Dyball at Harnage and Doug Mccowan at Woodlands Farm.

A Focus on the Land

The land where The Arable Event is held is mainly light sandy soils with a little body. The soils at Harnage are a mixture of Grade 2 and 3 medium/heavy loams. Cereals at The Arable Event are grown for Wynnstay under the watchful eye of Doug and Syngenta and prove interesting trial plots for farmers throughout the Midlands.


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We hope you put this date in your diary and follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates. If you are interested in booking a trade stand for 2019, please contact Kelly Dolphin, event manager by email: or telephone 01939 211256.

This event is organised by Wynnstay and GrainLink to provide valuable information to our Arable farmers for the upcoming harvest and drilling season. We welcome all farmers to this influential event. The day includes:

  • Our extensive varietal plots presented by Syngentaand Wynnstay feature winter cereals, oilseed rape and cover crops.
  • Regular trial plot tours
  • Ask the expert. Do you have any questions you would like to ask? Book your time slot on the day for an appointment with one of the specialists.
  • Speakers Tent 11:30, Listen to Peter Wilding and Graham Redman
  • BASIS & NRoSO points available
  • BASIS knowledge trail
  • Trade stands from a range of agricultural businesses
  • Working farm machinery demonstration area– Precision drilling
  • Local Farmers’ Market
  • Free refreshments and entry pack
  • Moisture Meter Clinic provided by 
  • Sinar Technology


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