SWUF Conference – Bookings Open

SWUF Conference

Friday 19th October 2012 – Exeter Racecourse

Managing the Commons in the 21st Century

Bookings are now open for the biennial SWUF conference. Click below to register and pay by credit card.

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Programme :

9:30 Registration & Coffee
10:00 Welcome and introduction – Colin Turner, DPA President.
10:05 Common Land in the Past, Present and Future – Prof Ian Mercer (SWUF) & Julia Aglionby (Foundation for Common Land)
10:45 Managing commons: Reflections from three commoners (Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor).
11:30 Coffee / tea
12:00 Keynote Presentation, An overview of current policy including implications following  CAP reform. Prof. Janet Dwyer,
13:00 Lunch
14:00 The public benefits of commons in the SW uplands – Anthony Gibson
14:30 Challenging the status quo – personal ideas from Kate Ashbrook, Tom Greeves and Robin May
15:00 Discussion session with a panel of experts. Your chance to question the panel.
15:45 End – tea

DEFRA has confirmed that the Deputy Director of Sustainable Land & Soils, Mr Arik Dondi will be attending the conference.

Natural England have confirmed that the Executive Director for Customers & Land Management, Mr Guy Thompson, will also attend. Mr Thompson has been responsible for the delivery of NE’s advice and incentive schemes to land managers. He advises DEFRA on the implementation of CAP reform and the design of the new Rural Development Programme and he leads the current initiative to improve service delivery in the uplands.

Both directors will join the “panel of experts” participating in the open discussion in the afternoon.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book now.

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Want to pay by cheque ? Send your cheque (£10 for Farmers + Holding No / £20 General Public – payable to DPA) to Fiona Senior, Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown, Yelverton, PL20 6QF or call 01822 890646

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