After a hectic June we're reflecting on all the events and opportunities of the last month.

Agri-Tech East's July Newsletter

Hectic June is now behind us, having been at Cereals 2018, run our Post Harvest Storage Pollinator (read more from the Innovator Spotlight) and coordinated the Royal Norfolk Show Innovation Hub - it’s been fantastic to see so many of our members taking part and meeting new people interested in joining the network. As a result of all the events and knowledge exchange activities this month, our blog questions how “best practice” can become “common practice” on farms. For those with an agri-tech solution for the industry, Hannah Smith from Anglia Capital Group gives advice on how to attract angel investment to develop your agri-tech idea in this month’s Professional Insights feature.

To see more about what we’ve been up to, check out our Reflections from Cereals, which featured over 40 of our members with stands and / or presenting in the Innovation Insights session, and watch a video of the Innovation Hub at the Norfolk Show.

Three New Sponsors for REAP 2018 Announced!
Thanks to BASF (Hackathon Session Sponsor), Innovate UK (Field Sponsor) and Savills (Farmer Breakfast Sponsor) who have joined as sponsors for REAP 2018, our flagship conference taking place in November. Hear from Dave Hughes, Syngenta who will be speaking, or to:
*see the programme for REAP
*book a stand in the technical exhibition
*register to join us
*find out more about applying for a bursary
click here.
Our Innovative Farmers Got Down to Grass Roots at Cereals…..
Our Innovative Farmers Field Lab project is looking at the impact of digestate and cover crops on soils health and is about to enter its second year. Project Coordinator Laura Bouvet hosted a training session on how to assess soils health for the participating farmers in NIAB’s soil pit at Cereals, run by Lydia Smith and David Clarke. Read more about the training session here.
 …..And our Innovators Hit the Trail at the Royal Norfolk Show
The 4th Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show expanded its reach and impact this year as we spread beyond the Hub and onto a Trail at the Show. See data from the UEA experiment with the Show Director here. With over 15 organisations participating in the Innovation Hub and Trail, we showcased technologies ranging from in-field imaging technology to a live beet-eater. As well as the Show President, we had an visit from NFU President Minette BattersRead more.

Don’t Forget….

Innovations for Water Management
13th September 2018, Easton College, Norwich
Our September Pollinator will focus on how to re-use, recycle and reduce water demands by agriculture and horticulture – see more and register your place. FREE to Agri-Tech East members; small charge applies for others.
The Ag-Chem pipeline – new chemistries for improved crop management; Sponsored by Innovate UK
9th October 2018, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden
This Pollinator will be an opportunity to hear first-hand about the pipeline of innovative new chemistries being made available to growers, as well as providing an opportunity to understand more about the process of researching and developing new solutions. Book now - free for members.

Agri-Tech Week 5th-9th November; REAP Conference 2018 7th November

Agri-Tech East members can also benefit from a £300 discount for the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit; read about it here.

A very warm welcome to this month's new members:

Consus Fresh Solutions
East of England Agricultural Society

and to this month's renewing members:

De Sangosse
Global Crop Improvement Co
Mathys & Squire
Norfolk Rivers Trust
Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise

Learn about the benefits of Agri-Tech East membership, and check out member testimonials.

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