Michelmores Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2022

Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2022

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 09:15
The M Shed
Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd

Our Sustainable Agriculture Conference is returning this June with a day that brings together experts and stakeholders to discuss Natural Capital, Regenerative Agriculture and Agri-Tech. The conference is part of #sustainableBristolweek when three key events will highlight the importance of collaboration in mitigating the effects of the climate emergency. These events will provide opportunities for knowledge-sharing, networking and planning for the future in terms of accelerating our joint efforts in reaching Net Zero. 

Ticket prices

  • £50 per person
  • £20 per person, concessionary rate for education providers, charities and start-ups 

We have partnered with Avon Needs Trees to plant a tree for every place booked! 

The day will include:




Arrival & networking


Welcome from Rachel O'Connor and Ben Sharples, Michelmores


Tim Martin, Farm Wilder

Cuckoos, Fritillaries and Egrets - using wildlife to engage consumers in regenerative farming


John Hays, Deep Branch Biotech

A protein solution to help transition to Net Zero




Beccy Wilebore, Natural Capital Research

Natural capital: how to baseline, enhance, report and monitor through time


Richard Small, Inspro

Bio conversion of food ‘waste’, on-farm, using insects to produce poultry feed


Alexa Culver, Environment Bank and Ben Sharples, Michelmores


Running mic introductions and afternoon structure explained

13.15 – 14.15


14:15 – 15:15

Workshop A: Natural Capital: Ecosystem Services in Practice

Mari Sibley, Forestry Commission

Alexa Culver, Environment Bank

Ben Sharples, Michelmores

Beccy Wilebore, Natural Capital Research

14:15 – 14:45

Workshop B: Intellectual Property Essentials for the Agri-Tech Sector

Helen Henderson, Withers & Rogers

David Thompson, Michelmores

14:45 – 15:15

Workshop C: An Introduction to the Agriculture Act 2020 and the Environment Act 2021- What agri-businesses need to know

Rachel O'Connor, Chloe Vernon-Shore and Vivienne Williams, Michelmores

15:15 – 15:45

Q & A with speakers and panellists

15:45 – 16:00

Round up of the day

Please note: You will be able to choose to attend either workshop A or workshop B &C which will run consecutively.

If you wish to book please clink the link below. You will be sent an invoice once you have booked. 

Sustainable Agriculture Conference | RSVP Blank (michelmores.com)

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