Harper Adams Rural Research Conference 2020: Advance Notice

28 August 2019

Harper Adams Rural Research Conference 22–23 April 2020

professional and academic development – insight – networking

Rural business, the environment and the land agent in the 21st century.

The conference programme will include prominent rural sector researchers and commentators, a guided walk, a panel discussion and debate, along with generous catering and break out periods to allow networking, the forging of new contacts and the strengthening of old ones. 

As we edge towards Brexit (or not) the months leading up the the 2020 conference are guaranteed o provide much to explore and discuss. 

A full day programme on 23rd April will be preceded by short talks and dinner on the evening of 22nd April 2020.

  • Costs
    Book Before 1 March 2020: 
    Dinner, bed and breakfast and conference £165 (£185 after 1 March 2020)
    Dinner and conference £115 (£135 after 1 March 2020)
    Conference on 10th April only £90 (£110 after 1 March 2020)

*these prices include attendance on both days. £25 discount for speakers.

Conference proceedings provided electronically to all delegates (subject to author permission).


Key dates
Booking open September 2019 1 March 2020
Early bird conference registration closes. 12 April 2020
Conference registration closes. 22-23 April 2020


The 2019 Rural Research Conference included speakers from the university sector (Cambridge, Harper Adams, Royal Agricultural University), from land agency practice (Savills, Skinner Holden, Lockhart Garratt), from solicitors (Michelmores), from industry bodies (CAAV, Agricultural Law Association) and others, including the Church of England.

Last year’s presentations and papers are all on www.foodandfarmingfutures.co.uk

On home page – scroll down to Featured Research and see Harper Adams University 2019.


All queries and expressions of interest in speaking to:
Carrie de Silva Principal Lecturer - Law and Taxation, Harper Adams University

Post-graduate Co-ordinator: Rural Land Management cdesilva@harper-adams.ac.uk

office +44 (0)1952 815304