Mark Nicholas - Food for thought at the Royal Norfolk Show

Food for thought at the Royal Norfolk Show

Food is to be enjoyed, shared and valued and this year’s Royal Norfolk Show will be creating a strong link between food, farming and the countryside, according the recently appointed Show and Programmes Director Mark Nicholas.

He says: “There’s a lot to be really proud about: it is the UK’s largest two day agricultural show, it showcases the innovation of the region and it is a great tribute to what a good country show is all about.


Agri-tech news update

  • GROW winners announced

    Published: 19 June, 2017

    And the winner of GROW agri-tech business plan competition is….. Farming Data. A mobile trading platform that could lift subsistence farmers out of poverty was the judges choice. For the first time the audience had an opportunity to tip their own winner with money from the ‘bank of Agri-Tech East’. The audience choice was SoilSense, an aerial soil sensor that can provide a detailed map of moisture content of the soil, even through vegetation.

    50 per cent of the world’s food is grown by small-holders and 40 per cent of global food production relies on irrigation  – so the two organisations are providing solutions to big challenges.

  • Feeding the future: Innovation Hub at Royal Norfolk Show

    Published: 1 June, 2017

    Our natural resources of light, water and soil are finite but with smart technology we can make them go further. The Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show is showing…

  • Virtual crops and brains for robots – Agri-Tech East members at Cereals

    Published: 1 June, 2017

    There may be no escape from Brexit, but there are some offers of support at Cereals (14th-15 June). AHDB is providing a ‘Brexit bucket list’ with the key questions to be considered…

  • Bayer hosts Young Innovators Forum at local research farm

    Published: 29 May, 2017

    Twenty early-career researchers, agronomists and farmers have visited Bayer’s Chishill Research Farm as part of Agri-Tech East’s Young Innovators’ Forum.  Bayer is the latest member of Agri-Tech East to host…

  • Smart farming in focus

    Published: 28 April, 2017

    We enjoyed an overview of the current status of remote monitoring, sensing and precision farming at the recent Smarter Not Harder: Open Innovation for Smart Farming event, held in partnership with Smart-AKIS. Quick…

  • “Show me you can make it happen,” says Rob Alston

    Published: 26 April, 2017

    “I’m looking forward to GROW this year; it excites me to see something that could be the ‘next big thing’ in the industry, challenging the status quo,” says Robert Alston,…