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Member Exclusive Farm Walk: Upton Suffolk Farms
Friday 4th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upton Suffolk Farms is a long-standing member of Agri-TechE, with a legacy of early adoption of new practices and technologies, including being one of the first farms in the UK to adopt innovative irrigation practices under Robin Upton, and leverages use of technology and data to help with on-farm decisions. The 2,000 acre estate, just 15 miles east of Cambridge, is highly productive around arable (including maize, rye and sugar beet) and vegetable crops (including potatoes, and onions), has two biomass boilers and an onsite anaerobic digester run by others– the outputs of which return organic matter to the soils.
Farm Manager Nick Sheppard was part of the Innovative Farmers project hosted by Agri-TechE around the impact of digestate on soils health in a Nitrogen Vulnerable Zone. The Estate has hosted several major soil remediation projects following aggregate extraction, and is also home to 3 Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
This 2 hour farm visit is designed to help technology developers and researchers understand deployment of innovation at scale in a working farm context, will inspire fresh thinking around how technology can also be used to support ecosystem service delivery alongside food production, as well as hopefully inspiring other farmers to see how one of their peers is embracing the innovation agenda.
This event is for Agri-TechE members only, and is free. Places are limited so please book now to reserve your space.
This will be an outdoor event, with most of the time spent walking around on a variety of surfaces, so please come in suitable footwear and dressed for all weather eventualities!
Please note: Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis with a maximum of 2 representatives from each organisation. Bookings will close at 12 noon on Thursday 3rd March. No further bookings will be accepted after this time.
Booking & Cost:
This FREE event is exclusive to Agri-TechE members. Due to limited numbers we are only able to accept two representatives from each member organisation. Use the link on the top right of the event listing to book – you will need to log in in order to book for free.
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3 Basis CPD Points will be available for attendees this event.
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