A collection of thoughts about Agri-Tech Week and REAP Conference 2018, and we're starting to look towards our 2019 calendar. 

Agri-Tech East's November Newsletter

Just catching our breath after an amazing ‘Agri-Tech Week’ of events which created numerous networking and learning opportunities. We are already aware of some of the interesting conversations that took place about future projects and collaborations and it is this type of tangible outcome that makes it all worthwhile. A huge thank you to delegates, speakers, sponsors and partners for making it all such a success.

Not ones to relax for too long, we’re really excited to unveil our 2019 events programme, so get those dates in your diary! Also expect to see member-exclusive opportunities throughout next year – and we’re squeezing another one in this year at the CropTec event with the chance to meet some of the companies featured on our stand.

Also, soon to come is our new look website which has a greater emphasis on promoting interaction with and between members. We are also extending our social media, building on the success of our short videos.

In the meantime, Adrian Bell from Agro Mavens shares his thoughts on branding and communication in agriculture and horticulture, and our latest blog reflects on some of the key messages from Agri-Tech Week.

Highlights from REAP 2018
Hot off the press are some highlights from REAP 2018, including the robotic drill unveiling and triple helix articles, a twitter roundup, and short video. We are currently preparing the REAP 2018 Report which will be available in due course. You can see overviews of all the Agri-Tech Week events: Solving Challenges of Crop Production; Scientific Advances in Agriculture; Above, Below and Around; Precision Spraying; Big Data and the Supply Chain; Soil Health and the Circular Economy.
CropTec 2018, 28-29 November 2018
For the first time we will be at CropTec, hosting a stand in Hall 3 that features some our new members and speakers from the REAP Start-Up Showcase. Other members at the event include: Hockley Agro UK, Wroot Water, Howseman Agriculture, Micromix, Hummingbird Technologies, Elsoms Seeds, DroneAG, CRM Agri Commodities, Prodata, and many more. See our news story for more details.
Exciting programme for 2019
It’s that time of the year when we unveil our 2019 events programme – see the full line-up. From vertical farming to swarm robotics, the connected internet of farm things and how to manage soils health, we’ve hopefully got something for the farmers, technologists and researchers! See more about the first events below.

Mimic, Harness or Borrow; Applying Nature’s Solutions to Agriculture
15th Jan 2018 – Easton College, Norwich
Plants create their own defence mechanisms, these naturally occurring products and processes are being identified and created synthetically to provide new ways to plant health. At this event we will look at a variety of different biological agents and natural product chemistry tools that offer potential for commercial animal, plant and soil management. Register online now.
The 3Rs of Plant and Animal Diagnostics - Rapid, Reliable and Robust
13th February 2018 – Cambridge
Many of the ways we detect disease in livestock and plants have not changed for 30 years. The falling cost of genomics and new chemistry that is emerging are providing opportunities for a new generation of diagnostics that are fast, accurate and specific. This event will explore the new developments in both plant and animal health. More information & book now.
Bringing the Outside In – Innovations for Indoor Farming
19th March 2018 – Rothamsted
Vertical, indoor or urban – the technologies for production of high quality, consistent crops grown in highly controlled conditions are developing rapidly, making indoor commercial production at scale a viable proposition. We’ll be exploring the new technologies, the business models and the potential for scaling, as well as considering the viability of “out of the box” modular solutions for commercial applications and farm diversification opportunities. More information & book now.
In Other News
Stop by our stand at the AIC Agribusiness 2019 conference on 14th November and pick up our latest info, see Agri-Tech East’s 2018 in pictures, get an overview of all our members, and find out what we have in store for 2019.

Interested in doing agri-tech business in Latin America, the fastest growing market for UK agricultural technologies? DIT experts from the British Embassies and Consulates in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are hosting a webinar on Thursday Nov 22nd 14.30-15.15. Register online. Enquirers please contact diteastevents@mobile.trade.gov.uk

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

Martin Lishman Ltd

Natural Resources Institute Rezare Systems

and to renewing members

Barclays Agriculture
Bayer Crop Science
Delta-T Devices
Map of Ag

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

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