More than 150 people packed a conference to hear NFU Vice President Adam Quinney and BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson talk about industry issues.

The Pershore conference, dubbed The Tale of Two Adams, was held last Thursday (24 January) and saw both men address delegates before taking questions from the floor.

Crowthers co-sponsored the event with Carver Knowles as usual, but were joined this year by Shakespeares Solicitors.

Adam Henson, who farms near Stow-on-the-Wold, spoke about his background, the influence of his father, Joe Henson MBE, the work at Cotswold Farm Park and his life as a farmer and TV presenter.

Adam, who also presents Lambing Live with Kate Humble, also talked about an American mega dairy he had visited which housed 32,000 cows, bovine tuberculosis and other pressing industry issues.

Adam Quinney, echoed some of Mr Henson’s comments and urged farmers to tell people about their work because the industry could deliver solutions in terms of food, to the environment, cleaner energy, careers, to the economy and much more.

He said “I think it is really important to show that farming can deliver and to talk to them about all of the issues we deal with in the countryside”.


Picture courtesy of Carver Knowles.

In the picture: Jonathan Crowther (Crowthers Chartered Accountants), Ray Foster-Morrison (NFU Group Secretary), John Mercer (NFU Regional Director), Adam Henson (BBC Presenter and Farmer), Peter Snodgrass (Shakespeares Solicitors), Adam Quinney (NFU Vice President) and Andrew Trougton (Carver Knowles).