Free Range Dairy Conference

Free Range Dairy Conference

Tue, March 7, 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm

At: Stafford Beacon Conference Centre, Anson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0GB


10.00 Arrival & Registration - coffee

10.30 Welcome & introduction - Neil Darwent & Carol Lever (Free Range Dairy Network)

First session: Sustainability and value in milk

10.45 Daniel Nowland (Jamie Oliver Ltd) Understanding the difference between price and value

11.15 Professor Michael Lee (Rothamstead North Wyke) Grazing towards sustainability

11.45 Sustainable Restaurants Association (speaker tbc) Putting sustainability on the menu

12.15 Questions to speakers

12.30 LUNCH

Second session: Offering customers a more informed choice

1.45 Matt Fletcher (Head of Direct Sourcing, Mid Counites Co-op) Putting provenance on the shelf

2.15 Chris & Steph Stephenson (Stephensons Dairy) Taking the plunge - our story with free range milk

2.30 Roger Briddock (NSF Certification) Setting standards to build integrity in a label

2.45 Questions to speakers


Third session: Winning recognition and reward for farmers

3.30 Jerry & Jenni Hobbs (Free Range Dairy farmers) Opening the farm gate to win recogniton and value

3.45 Stephen & Rachel Coates (Free Range Dairy farmers) Taking ownership of our milk

4.00 Eddie Andrew (Our Cow Molly) Farmers collaborating to deliver super fresh milk to Sheffield

4.20 Questions to speakers


4.30 Closing address Neil Darwent & Carol Lever (Free Range Dairy Network)


Cost: Free to members of Free Range Dairy Network

Non-members, £30.00

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Twitter: @freerangedairy


Event Date: Tue, 07/03/2017


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