This year's event included a presentation from from Professor Nigel Scollan (Director of Queen's University Institute of Global Food Security) who outlined details of the AFBI/QUB Strategic Alliance. This was followed by the launch of AFBI's new Corporate Plan 2018-2022 which outlines AFBI's ambitions over the next four year period. Finally AFBI researchers highlighted three key areas of current research which included:
- Results from the NI wide soil sampling study;
- Exotic and emerging viral disease risks - AFBI's role in protecting the NI livestock industry; and
- The art of successful grass breeding
The day ended with a "Meet the Scientist" lunch in the courtyard followed by a tour of the Anaerobic Digester and Nutrient Management Centre.