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Protect, Prevent and Retrieve: Agri-Tech to Reduce Rural Crime

Protect, Prevent and Retrieve: Agri-Tech to Reduce Rural Crime

From machinery theft to fly-tipping, hare coursing to livestock rustling, farm businesses are no strangers to the ongoing battle against rural crime.

But advances in technology, such as GPS tracking, drones and night vision cameras are making it easier for farmers and land-owners to protect themselves, their assets and their workers.

Join us (online) to find out about the latest innovations designed to protect rural businesses, livestock, machinery and people. We’ll also be showcasing some farmer case-studies and hear how a machinery dealership is tackling the problem using state-of-the-art solutions.

In partnership with Norfolk County Council and AF Group, and featuring reflections from the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner, come and be part of the discussion to discover how technology can reduce your risk and improve your bottom line.


Norfolk County Council home page





This event is open to all and free to attend.


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12th October 2023, 17:00 - Arrive and network
17:00 - 17:10 - Welcome words from Cllr Fabian Eagle

Welcome to delegates & housekeeping

17:10 - 17:20 - Norfolk County Farms Overview

A introduction to NCC’s support for new entrants to farming, the size of the estate, the range of tenancies, and more.

17:20 - 17:30 - Police and Crime Commissioner

A short statement on the size and nature of rural crime in Norfolk by Giles Orpen-Smellie, Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk.

17:30 - 17:40 - Ben Burgess

Norfolk’s agricultural machinery supplier on rural crime issues and solutions they are developing.

Speaker: Ben B Turner, Director & Dealer Principal

17:40 - 18:00 - Case Studies and Technologies

Short presentations from four speakers (tba)

18:00 - 18:10 - Cybersecurity

Keith Franklin, IT Consultant at RuralTech LLP will give an overview of protecting your digital assets.

18:10 - 18:20 - Insurance

Charlie Yorke, Farm Insurance Specialist at NFU Mutual walks us through the latest in insurance.

18:20 - 18:30 - Q&A
12th October 2023, 18:30 - Event Close