Innovation in Agriculture Seminar
You are invited to join us for a morning of healthy discussion and knowledge exchange focusing on key aspects of technology and innovation in the agricultural industry. The development of technologies to assist farming and land management is rapidly advancing to be more efficient and sustainable. To ensure survival, farming must meet the needs of current and future generations whilst also balancing sustainability and profitability.
This workshop is about farm technology and innovation; most farmers already use technology in their operations, albeit to a limited effect. Discover the barriers to adoption and have your say in how we can address them. Hear from local pioneers who are bringing innovations into farm businesses, particularly small-size farms where capital investment is limited, and how such applications can improve the value-chain and positively impact the environment.
Dr Lise Hunter, University of Plymouth: an insight into the views of farmers and technology developers on enabling innovation and technology adoption.
Oliver Lee, farmer and founder of How Now Dairy: developing an innovative model for a net zero, regenerative dairy and its local supply chain.
Jake Gibson Shaw-Sutton, founder and director of Robotriks: collaboration is key to designing a low-cost robotics platformed for farmers and growers.
Alex Bebbington, researcher at Duchy College: how farmer-led innovation can contribute towards Net Zero at the same time as improving business performance.
Speaker to be confirmed: how vertical growing technologies could enable farmers to diversify into high value crops.
Outline for the day:
- Registration with arrival tea/coffee and biscuits
- Seminar in Seale Hayne Lecture Theatre – 10:00am – 12:00pm
- Guest Speakers
- Close and opportunity for further Q&A
- Finger buffet and opportunity for networking 12:00pm-13:00pm
Places are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
Find out more about our programme of Rural Industry Seminars 2023