2015-02-09  

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National Uplands Conference Announced

A three day conference drawing together the many different interests in the UK's uplands will take place at Newton Rigg College from Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th May 2015.

Organised by The National Centre for the Uplands (NCU) which is based at the Cumbrian College, the event will focus on agriculture, uplands economics, game management and conservation. Dates are Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th May.

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Douglas Phillips, Head of the NCU said:
“This will be our second conference and our theme is uplands land use and multi-functionality – theory, practice, and synthesis. We start from a stand point that there is no “quick fix” instead we need to use our combined expertise to piece together the complex uplands jigsaw to create a sound economic model encompassing all interests.”

More than 18 speakers will attend over the three days, including: the Foundation for Common Land, EBLEX, the NFU, Defra, Natural England, the CLA, RSPB, Moorland Association, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and representatives from several National Parks. His Grace The Duke of Westminster will speak on the Wednesday. An insight into the practicalities of working within the uplands will be given through a range of case studies.

Wednesday will also feature the College's popular Grassland North event, which is expected to attract around 5,000 farmers and industry representatives. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend.

For the latest information or to register please contact Jen Parry at Newton Rigg College on 01768 893400.

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