Farmers’ Breakfast Briefing


UK AD & Biogas 2015 hosted our first Farmers' Breakfast Briefing. Farmers came along to find out the numerous benefits of AD to their farming businesses.

Our inaugural Farmers’ Breakfast Briefing helped the farming community – both those looking to learn more as well as existing operators – engage with the challenges, issues and benefits of managing and engaging with the AD process. With first-hand case studies on the best feedstock to use, maximising gas yields, capturing heat and developing business plans, this informal breakfast briefing offered the opportunity to network and learn best practice from experienced farming operators.


Time Topic Speaker
08:30 Breakfast and refreshments
09:00 Welcome and introduction Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA
George Gittus, Suffolk County Chairman, NFU
  Making the most of AD on your farm Gavin Davis, Farm Manager, Stowell Farms
Simon Gittins, Partner, W H Gittins & Sons
Thomas Minter, Director, Malaby Biogas
10:00 Entry to UK AD & Biogas 2015

What was on offer for farmers?

  • A free to attend private breakfast briefing at the NEC before UK AD & Biogas (08:30 – 10:00 on 1 July)
  • Individual delegate packs highlighting the farming content on offer at UK AD & Biogas 2015
  • Private, tailored sessions from experts in the field
  • One-to-one farming advice clinics at UK AD & Biogas 2015
  • Speakers include George Gittus, Suffolk County Chairman, NFU, Gavin Davis, Farm Manager, Stowell Farms and Simon Gittins, Partner, W H Gittins & Sons

What are the benefits of AD for farmers?

  • Generate your own on-site energy for your farming business
  • Generate additional income for your farm
  • A bi-product of AD is digestate, a biofertiliser which can be spread to the land
  • Improve your waste management 
  • Improve the sustainability of your farm and your green credentials

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