Agri-TechE’s April Newsletter
We are looking beyond the immediate horizon this month with novel thinking around net zero, open innovation and international collaborations. In this edition:
- What does a net zero agriculture industry look like in 2040? Read the report from our Member Event
- Find out how virtual models are helping decision making and knowledge sharing for fruit and potato producers
- Meet our friends from St Louis, Missouri at our armchair agri-tech mission
- Gain insights on partnership opportunities with Bayer
Top News and Upcoming Events
Data Management – More Than A Numbers Game
13th April 14:00 – 17:00 GMT – online
Virtual models of the real world are helping farmers, growers and breeders understand the complex interconnections between crop, environment and markets.
Top fruit producer Bardsley England is using a ‘digital twin’ computer model to support its move to carbon neutral. Data collected on-farm – sprays, pruning events, satellite imagery, weather data, soil data – provide ground-truthing points, and are being used to create a virtual farm. This is used to provide predictions and enable data led decisions.
Its Ag-Tech Director will join speakers from the Earlham Institute, Consus Fresh Solutions, LiveTrace and Hummingbird Technologies to discuss recent advances in data management and how they are being used on the farm.
Agri-Tech Express – Bayer
20th April 2021 – 14.00 – 16.00 GMT – online
From imaging to data science, engineering to block chain, as well as seeds and chemistry, these are among the technologies on Bayer’s global wish-list. As the industry places even more emphasis on collaboration and co-development, Bayer’s Open Innovation Lead, Dr Phil Taylor, will discuss how to partner with Bayer.
FREE for members, £15 for non-members.
Meet us in St Louis – Virtually!
29th April 2021 – 15.00-17.00 GMT – online
The vibrant agri-tech ecosystems between St Louis and Agri-TechE have mutual interested in technologies technologies that include robotics and automation; remote sensing and measurements; diagnostics as indicators of livestock health and techniques for accelerating seed breeding. Join us to discuss these and more with our friends in Missouri and find your next collaborative partnership.
Free to attend.
From Farmer to Pharma
12th May 2021 – 10.00 – 16.00 GMT – online
Cannabis sativa offers the potential for a high value crop within markets as diverse as pharma, construction and nutritional supplements. However, there are many questions unanswered – which plant parts are likely to be of greatest value? How is the business model going to work? What legislation is needed to unlock production?
We have invited key players from across the value chain to discuss what is involved in the broadacre and controlled environment production, the requirements for new variety development, processing solutions and needs, and also the regulatory requirements and potential routes to market.
Meet Our Members!
New and Returning Members
New and Returning Members
Renewing Members: Anglia Capital Group | BioBridge | Cambridge Consultants | CDT Ltd | CHAP (Crop Health and Protection) | Collison and Associates | Elveden Farms | Farmable | Growpura | G’s Growers | Hutchinsons | J F Temple & Sons | John Innes Centre | NFU Mutual | Pix4D | Prodata Weather Systems | Russell Smith Farms | Salle Farms Company
Discover the network
Each month we will be showcasing 6 of our members. Click on their logo to find out more about them through their member pages.
A leader in complementary chemistry for agriculture including efficacy advice
PR and marketing agency specialising in agriculture and rural affairs
Farmer-owned agri-tech focusing on dairy genetics and tech for cattle
Patent and trade mark attorneys with expertise in plant science and agri-tech
Arable farming business growing pre-pack potatoes, cereals, OSR and sugar beet
Charity providing advice on all aspects of conservation and sustainability on-farm
Other News and Events
The Future’s Bright – the Future’s Net Zero!
From 3D printing to drone delivery, re-deployment of skills to on-site microbial farming, what can we expect from a net zero agri-food system? We brought some of our members together to explore a range of future scenarios – click here to read their thoughts, prepared by workshop convenors Method Europe Ltd.
Don’t just take our word for it
As a membership organisation, we are keen to help you forge new links, gain new industry insights and enjoy the range of benefits we offer to our members. Don’t just take our word for it – check out the latest testimonial from our member Antobot, check out our membership video, and meet the network!
Starting up in Sustainable Agriculture and Healthy Nutrition?
Applications are open to join the free European Institute for Technology Food Accelerator Network. Previous participants have presented at the REAP conference Start-Up Showcase and you could be in line to receive some follow-on investment from the EIT. Deadline is March 14th, to find out more please get in touch.
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