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Events and training for the farming and rural business sector

Check this page regularly for more information about our range of events and webinars.

By attending you can share sector insights and best practice with your peers. Farming & Rural Business Community members can enjoy access to all of these events. You’ll hear more about them via the Farming & Rural Business Community emails, so please make sure you have opted in to receive event information on ‘farming and rural business’ via your communication preferences.

Upcoming dates for your diary

Farming & Rural Business Conference 2019

26 September 2019, 09:30 – 17:00, Bristol

Hear from keynote speaker Guy Smith, NFU Deputy President, find out about recent tax changes affecting the sector, and explore the solutions to the challenges and issues faced by farming and rural communities.

ICAEW Farm Walk

25 September 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, Bristol

The Alvis family have been making the finest Farmhouse Cheese at Lye Cross Farm since 1952, situated at the foot of Somerset’s Mendip Hills a few miles from the village of Cheddar. Today the company employs more than 130 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £26 million. More than 1,000 cows on the three Alvis family farms supply the rich milk to produce a quality range of traditional and organic Cheddars. Whether farming organically or conventionally, there is a total and ongoing commitment to the care of the environment, the animals, employees and education for schoolchildren.Link

Farming Fundamentals: Basic farm accounts and taxation

22 October 2019, 10:00 – 16:00, London

This event is for students with 6-18 months experience or those new to farm accounting. It will cover basic farm accounts and provide an introduction to farm tax.

Farming Fundamentals: Advanced farm accounts and taxation

23 October 2019, 10:00 – 16:00, London

This event builds on the matters covered in the basic course, updating for specific and more recent developments in the sector and current market conditions. It is aimed at those who are nearly or newly qualified or those who have been away from the sector and require a refresher course and update on recent developments.

Choose how you learn with CABA

Fit an e-learning course around your schedule or work directly with our CABA’s expert trainers. ACA students, past and present ICAEW members and their close family can choose from 32 free personal and professional development courses and learn in a way that suits them.

CABA e-Learning courses

CABA free personal and professional development e-learning courses

Past events

Rachel Reeves MP keynote speech 

2 April 2019

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, delivered a keynote speech launching the committee’s report into the future of audit in Chartered Accountants’ Hall.