Sustainable Agriculture Conference: 'Innovating Change'

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 09:30
We The Curious
Anchor Road
Join us for the Michelmores' 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 if you have any questions about the conference.

Registrations for this event have now closed.