What will farming look like in 20 years’ time? As we move more online, will there be a greater focus on software? How will inputs and outputs differ? What will be future farmers’ requirements? To help find answers, Richard Anscombe, of Agri-Tech East Stakeholder Group, set up the Fram Farmers Next Generation Council.
The Next Generation Council, alongside initiatives like the Young Innovators’ Forum, aims to offer younger farmers across East Anglia – and further afield – networks for information-sharing, upskilling and ideas.
Agri-tech news update
Published: 22 May, 2018
A simulator for tractor training, the world’s biggest beet eater and a virtual sheep wrangler will be among the highlights of a unique Innovation Trail that showcases technology being demonstrated at the Royal Norfolk Show. To add some fun there will be a challenge to see who can find all the tech stands and tweet a selfie using #AgriInnovation – can you catch ‘em all?
The trail culminates at the Innovation Hub, where there will be an opportunity to see a selection of latest research and developments hosted by Agri-Tech East and sponsored by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO).
Published: 3 May, 2018
Do you want a quick overview of the latest, exciting agri-tech that is emerging in the UK? This year Agri-Tech East and Cereals are partnering to host Cereals’ first ever…
Published: 16 April, 2018
A number of exciting concepts emerged from Agri-Tech East’s first hackathon, which was designed to focus the diverse talents of multi-disciplinary teams on intractable problems in agriculture. The overall winner…
Published: 11 April, 2018
The agri-food research community across the East of England has received a boost with a £4.78m investment in the new Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership. The Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership…
Published: 21 March, 2018
We were delighted to welcome a board level delegation of farmers, scientists and businesses from LIC, New Zealand’s largest farmer co-operative focusing on herd improvement and agri-tech, to Cambridge this week. The co-operative…