The inaugural Farmers Weekly Question Time has been held at Harper Adams in front of a packed theatre.
The new live show offered the chance to see policy makers and influential figures talking about key agricultural topics and current affairs - with the panellists at Harper Adams including Minister of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries, the Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, Harper Adams Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Lee, author and sustainable food expert Vicki Herd, and arable farming YouTuber Olly Harrison.
The event proved a huge hit - both with its in-person audience and on social media, as our round-up shows:
All ready for #FWquestiontime this evening at @HarperAdamsUni with @Mark_Spencer, @vickihird, Professor Michael Lee and @agricontract. To attend future events, see https://t.co/2t91ySKa5R pic.twitter.com/4O1NcVAiX1— Johann Tasker ???? (@johanntasker) February 2, 2023
Thanks Joe - pleased you enjoyed it. Great audience, great questions, a great venue and a great panel too!— Johann Tasker ???? (@johanntasker) February 2, 2023
The @FarmersWeekly brought #QuestionTime to @HarperAdamsUni tonight for a wide ranging debate about the future of UK ???? farming ????????— Joe Bramall ?? (@JoeBramall) February 2, 2023
Great to catch-up with some brilliant people ?? pic.twitter.com/MIVeshEqZr
This format is fantastic. So much engagement. No time given to opening remarks - just questions, questions, questions. @johanntasker doing a great job of involving the audience https://t.co/DlrgKAACqo— Abi Kay (@FWAbiKay) February 2, 2023
Great opportunity to hear an interesting panel discuss farming issues raised by the audience #FWquestiontime , great evening @FWAbiKay @johanntasker thanks to @agricontract @Mark_Spencer @vickihird and prof Michael Lee pic.twitter.com/ZcoZCzfIaW— Phil Latham (@PhilLatham) February 3, 2023
Industry influencers on the spot at #FWQuestionTime this evening at @HarperAdamsUni. Meg and Laura have been waiting with baited breath to see if their pressing questions get picked! ?? #HAU #FarmingUK @farmersweekly pic.twitter.com/OnXH3CoKtl— Pinstone (@PinstoneComms) February 2, 2023
A pleasure to be at @FarmersWeekly question time today to here from the minister @agricontract @vickihird and @HarperAdamsUni deputy VC.— Tim Ashton (@_Tim_Ashton) February 2, 2023
Thanks to the panelists and the organisers and the Harper hospitality team who lookedafter us all. pic.twitter.com/rQympfcehM
…and it was a wrap @FarmersWeekly.— Famous_faith?? (@FaithMohammed8) February 2, 2023
I enjoyed listening to brilliant speakers @vickihird @Mark_Spencer @agricontract and Prof. Michael Lee @HarperAdamsUni DVC. #FWQuestionTime @MarshalPapworth
My T-shirt from @BASF pic.twitter.com/qhtRpDZWCs