Rising input costs are a big concern for Nick Sheppard, farm manager at Upton Suffolk Farms near Bury St Edmunds. He recently led the first Agri-TechE farm walk to show agri-tech in action and to discuss why innovation at a time of crisis is vital.
As we gear up for the show season, we review the challenges that were facing farmers 175 years ago when the UK’s first agricultural show opened. Many of the issues will be recognised today, but the solutions are innovative.
Recent months have seen a noticeable increase in our smaller tech-focussed members seeking new CEOs to help lead early-stage ventures through their next round of fund-raising, or to bring commercial acumen and contacts to the business.