Sustainable Agriculture Conference: 'Innovating Change'
The conference will provide an insight into businesses and technologies that are advancing sustainable practices in agriculture. We will consider key emerging concepts and policies that are set to shape the agricultural industry.
The event will bring together farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, rural professionals and academia to showcase innovation in sustainable agriculture. We are keen to draw on the experiences and ideas of a wide and diverse audience and to encourage engagement and discussion.
The morning will consist of talks from experts discussing topics including vertical farming, robotics and insect farming. In the afternoon we will run a series of workshops which will cover preparing for and securing investment, research and development tax credits and natural capital, estates and sustainable agriculture. Attendees will be asked to confirm their preferred workshop closer to the event date.
We are delighted to welcome a number of speakers on the day, including: Multibox, Small Robot Company, Innovate UK, Pipers Farm, LettUs Grow, Enterprise Europe Network.
Timings for the day:
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival, tea & coffee
10:00 – 10:20 Introduction – Ben Sharples & Rachel O'Connor (Michelmores)
10:20 – 10:50 LettUs Grow – Charlie Guy
10:50 – 11:20 Pipers Farm – Peter Greig
11:20 – 11:30 Innovate UK - Ian Holmes & Andrew McLay
11:30 – 11:45 Tea & Coffee
11:45 – 12:05 University of Bath – Professor Stuart Reynolds
12:05 – 12:35 MultiBox – Paul Wright
12:35 – 13:05 Small Robot Company – Ben Scott-Robinson
13:05 – 13:10 Afternoon structure explained
13:10 – 13:15 Running mic introductions
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch & networking
14:15 - 15:40 Workshops
15:40 – 16:15 Panel discussion 'The Future of Farming' and Q&A
16:15 – 16:30 Closing comments
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The event is free to attend and open to all. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the conference.
Registrations for this event have now closed.