REAP Conference 2021:
Changing Time(s) For Agriculture
Wednesday 10th November, 9am - 4pm
Timing is crucial in agriculture, not just through the cycle of sowing to harvest, and calving to finishing, but also for strategic decision-making such as predicting demand for perishable goods and automation to extend the working day.
The ability to manage and manipulate time is increasing. REAP 2021 will explore the many ways this is happening through advances in technology and breakthroughs in science.
The Agri-TechE REAP conference provides a unique opportunity to hear about emerging agri-tech, share experiences of technology adoption and the see pitches by exciting early-stage companies in the Start-Up Showcase.
Below is a taste of the conference to whet your appetite.
Inspirational speakers at REAP 2021
Time and space in natural capital accounting
Low cost satellite technology and miniaturisation of instrumentation for monitoring and image analysis is opening up new ways of increasing the productivity of farming.
Emerging satellite technologies offer new options for increasing the productivity of farming, for monitoring how farmers manage their land and natural features and potentially for rewarding better environmental management. In his keynote address, Jan-Erik Petersen of the European Environment Agency (EEA) will be explaining how multiple data, including time sequences, is underpinning a new approach to natural capital accounting and the implications and opportunities for farmers and technologists.
Accelerating Agri-Tech Innovation
The Start-Up Showcase is a carefully curated line-up of early-stage, high growth agri-tech
The Start-Up Showcase has been the launch-pad for some of the most exciting young companies in agri-tech. We revisit previous Showcase speakers MoA Technologies, which is using rapid screening to identify new strategies of herbicides; FOTENIX, which is working with Saga Robotics and Small Robot Company to deliver pre-emptive disease diagnostics; and PheroSyn, creating artificial pheromones to lure and trap insect pests before they have time to mate. Who will be in this year’s line-up?
Supporting early tech adoption
Sharing experiences in the agri-tech ecosystem supports adoption in the field
Many of the farmers in the Agri-TechE membership have worked closely with technology partners to ensure that innovations work on their farms – last year we heard about the experiences of Outfield, Breedr and Arable. A bursary is available to make REAP more accessible to farmers. Last year, Tom Pearson, of Manor Farm Caxton, was among the farmers who enjoyed a virtual beer with REAP 2020 keynote speaker David Montgomery – and bought three of his books!
He says: “The REAP conference is a great opportunity for farmers to keep on top of, and engage with, the numerous emerging technologies in Agriculture, helping to direct and shape farm businesses for the future.”
Want to meet farmers, growers, researchers and technologists with passion for innovation?
The REAP conference has built a strong reputation for innovation and excellent networking. It attracts national and international delegates from across the whole agri-food chain, from farmers to technologists, researchers to business support providers.
If you want to showcase your products or services to this enthusiastic group of people then talk to us about exhibiting. We have a limited number of booths within the virtual Hopin platform for high calibre participants.
The deadline for exhibition applications is 18th October.