Purchasing farm inputs can be time consuming, as the options are not always clear for securing the best deal. Yagro solves this problem by connecting farms directly with their suppliers through cutting edge technology, making farm business easier and more profitable.Farm input purchasing, made easy
“Yagro evolved from dozens of conversations with farms frustrated with the current way of doing their purchasing,” says Dan Jolly, Co-Founder of the farm input purchasing platform. “To procure effectively, farmers have to spend a lot of time shopping around and negotiating with suppliers. They would rather spend their time on what matters – farming the land.”
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Save the date: REAP 2017: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Agri-Tech East REAP Conference 2016:
INNOVATION FOR AN AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
Held at Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ
REAP 2016 was an inspirational conference that investigated how technology drawn from other sectors and radical new thinking has the power to create transformational change for agriculture.
The keynote speaker was Gary Zimmer, biological farmer and president of Midwestern BioAg who is internationally recognised for his passion and commitment to improving farming through creating and maintaining healthy soils. Click here to read an interview with Gary.
- Technologists from BT, Fujitsu, Lockheed Martin and PA Consulting explained how innovations used in other sectors could be adapted for agri-food industry to provide radical new approaches.
- Bioscience has also progressed at a pace and Professor Sir David Baulcombe, head of the department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, discussed with Christoph Graf Grote, Operations Director of Spearhead International Ltd, and Julian Little of Bayer Crop Science how developments in plant and soil science will have a disruptive impact on current agricultural practices
- Young researchers presented highlights of their work in a series of lightning pitches.
- There was an exciting range of demonstrations – including including two robots.
- And the popular ‘Start-up Showcase’ featured some of agri-tech’s most exciting entrepreneurs.
Together we looked beyond the current situation of incremental improvement and discussed how to make the step-change that will revolutionise the industry.
Innovation isn’t incremental – it can leap-frog existing technology or come from an unexpected angle.
One of the conclusions of our report launched at the House of Lords this month is that putting people together from different world’s can spark ideas that solve problems. But this needs an openness on both sides to new thinking and also the ability of a facilitator to frame the questions appropriately.