The University of Lincoln’s Professor Simon Pearson will be delivering his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Wednesday 13th February 2019.
A précis of his talk, ‘The Future of UK Agriculture’:
No one can avoid the impact of Agriculture. It creates the food we eat, is a cornerstone of the rural economy and society but has a profound impact on the environment; consuming huge amounts of our natural resources. These impacts are conspicuous in Lincolnshire where 21% of the economic output is associated with agri-food. In addition, policy changes post-Brexit will have a profound effect on agriculture across the UK and in Lincolnshire. This county alone receives £128m of farm support from the Common Agricultural Policy and this is at risk. This lecture will provide an overview of the evolution of agriculture in the UK and provides perspectives on key future challenges, impacts of modern technology and how it and the landscape may evolve in the future.
The talk, organised by the Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies will be held on campus in the Steven Langton Lecture Theatre, with registration from 5:30 pm for a 6 pm start.
Guests can book a seat online.