Farm491 attend Low Carbon Agriculture Show

We were delighted to attend the Low Carbon Agriculture show last week to showcase the fantastic AgriTech support offered across the County and Nationally.

The show was a great opportunity to meet farming innovators and learn more about the fantastic work already taking place across the UK in terms of low carbon practices, technology and energy solutions for a sustainable food and farming ecosystem.

Farm491 were invited to attend the event by Invest in Gloucestershire, as we have recently collaborated to form the Gloucestershire Agri-Tech Partnership (GATP). Members of this group include Farm491, Invest in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and College, Campden BRI and the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI).

This event was the first where members of the group had the opportunity to collectively showcase the county offering at a national event. Sarah Carr, Head of Business Innovation and Growth at the Royal Agricultural University, alongside Ben Thompson (Agri-Tech Centre Manager at Hartpury University and College), delivered a presentation on addressing the AgriTech perception gap.

The presentation explored what businesses need to consider when developing on-farm solutions, as well as what farmers need to consider when it comes to adopting technology.

It was great to visit the stands of some of our Farm491 members, including BioFactory who design and manufacture innovative waste solutions through their micro AD farm, and Taeda Tech who have developed novel aeroponic technology to increase the cultivation of SRC willow in order to accelerate the UK’s transition to bioenergy.