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Farm Expo 2020

Farm Expo took place on 4 March at the Kent County Showground, the first rural event of the year which brought together around 2,500 visitors and over 100 trade exhibitors for a brief window before the Covid-19 lockdown began.

Looking ahead to the opportunities that this decade has to offer the sector, subjects such as farm diversification were very topical as well as reviewing the latest developments across the industry.

Diversification and the speed at which it can be achieved has provided a crucial lifeline for many farmers and the rural communities they serve in recent weeks, as many have begun or increased supply to the public directly or provided delivery services to meet demand.

For any business this raises a host of potential legal issues around terms and conditions, supply contracts, employment contracts and health & safety, to name a few. If you would like any support to review any of your contractual arrangements, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for advice.

Paul Burbidge, comments: “Farm Expo was a fantastic opportunity for the farming community to get together after a long, wet winter and it was excellent timing to see everyone before the lock-down began. We know farmers are always the unsung heroes of these situations and the speed at which many have been able to come together to support and feed their local community has been fantastic. This is likely to mean permanent changes for many of their business models, so we are here to support and advise on any new ventures they are operating or considering in the future.”

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