• Rob Alston, Managing Director of Silfield, will be at the final of Agri-Tech East’s GROW business plan competition

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

    “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 Rob Alston, Managing Director of Silfield Ltd and Board Director at Anglia Farmers. On 19 June 2017, he will deliver expert insight on agri-tech investment at the final of Agri-Tech East’s GROW business plan competition.

    Family farming business ‘Silfield Ltd’ is based south of Norwich. Silfield produces wheat, barley, oilseed rape, peas and potatoes across 1700 acres. Silfield also has a Red Poll beef herd and has diversified into property management.

  • Future agriculture, improving taste and paying for it all!

    Stimulating new ideas, sharing best practice and meeting people with challenges and solutions  – these are the aims of Agri-Tech East meetings. We have certainly covered some ground already this…

  • Smarter, Not Harder: Open Innovation for Smart Farming

    Do you want to know what smart farm technology is available now?  We have handpicked some of the most exciting farm applications, precision farming and imaging technologies and will be…

  • SmartAKIS

    Real-time diagnostics high on Euro farmers wish list

    Robots and real-time diagnostics were on the wish list for farmers across Europe who were interviewed by researchers from the European initiative Smart AKIS. From UK to Serbia, Netherlands to…

  • George Freeman MP champions Open Innovation at Rothamsted forum

    George Freeman MP champions Open Innovation at Rothamsted forum

    The challenges facing the agri-food industry need a collaborative approach to make real progress. By involving stakeholders from across the value-chain it is possible to develop sustainable solutions. This type of ‘Open…

  • Agri-Tech East Events 2017

    Agri-Tech East hosts events throughout the year to inspire and facilitate discussions between participants with new ideas and fresh thinking. People from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower,…

  • Carlos Lopez-Gomez

    Agri-Tech East cluster best place to start a business

    Robotics, big data, precision engineering, smart water management and plant science are some of the areas where the Agri-Tech East business cluster has significant competitive advantage according to an independent…

  • Celbius

    Agri-Tech Week: Sonic boom for waste

    As food and other organic waste decomposes the bacteria and fungi feeding on it convert the material to another form. This process can be used to create secondary metabolites of…

  • HackathonAGRO

    REAP ticket prize in Uruguay hackathon!

    We are looking forward to welcoming the winner of Uruguay’s first HackathonAGRO to our agri-tech conference REAP. The event is being organised by the British Embassy Montevideo to stimulate interest in…

  • Export opportunities for Agri-Tech

    The UKTI has publicised a number of opportunities for British agri-tech companies to work in collaboration with Brazilian organisations: British manufacturers of cattle vaccines to partner in developing a vaccine for Tick…