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Challenge Convention; An Agri-Tech East Member Event

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Calling Agri-Tech East Members! Join us for a member exclusive event and challenge convention with us!

Agri-Tech East is bringing its unique and diverse membership together to challenge itself to tackle some of the problems facing the industry, provide some solutions and catalyse its own collaborations this May.

Are you faced with a challenge but not sure how to tackle it? This is your chance to put it to the membership and find out about some of the solutions that can work for you. We also know many of our members have potential solutions, if only they knew what other questions are out there – so this is an opportunity to apply their know-how to some of the issues facing the network.

Who is it for?

You could be a farmer with challenges around soil management, data processing and interpretation, development of the natural ecosystem, or just wanting to sustainably increase yields and keep your costs under control.

You might be a technology provider with instrumentation, software platform, sensor or other on-farm technical solution and are wanting to meet farmers who are seeking cost-effective solutions, or to inform your product development.

You might be a researcher looking for industry partners on a grant, helping inform your thinking or getting your research findings translated into practice.

Alternatively, you could also be a technical service provider such as an agronomy business, data warehouse, or commercial advisor offering business support and insights into industry trends, investment and are helping your clients navigate through the challenges; the network is as diverse as the audience will be for this event.

How will it work?

To get everybody warmed up, we’ll kick off the day with some “Here’s my challenge” flash presentations to highlight some of the issues that could be tackled by the membership, followed by a break for drinks and some networking. We’ll then be mixing things up in smaller groups where everybody will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and to tackle some of those challenges.

After some lunch, we’ll move onto exhibits for the afternoon. There will be flexible space available so whether you want to showcase your latest piece of kit, bring your pop-up, or have a table to run a drop-in clinic, we’ll do our best to accommodate you – just get in touch. We’ll be on a farm with space to move around, and potential for field demos.

If you have a specific challenge you’d like to put to the network, please do let us know in advance either by email or on signup for the event.


This event is only open to current Agri-Tech East members, and it is free to attend. During sign up, you will be asked if you have a challenge you’d like to present to the network, and if you want to take up an exhibition opportunity.

To aid networking, we’ll also be asking you what your organisation would like to offer the network, and who you’d like to meet. This will be in the delegate list to help give each of our members more exposure to the network.

Find out more about becoming an Agri-Tech East member.

You can book online; you’ll need to login first to make your booking.


May 9
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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