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AgriTech Season – AgriTech and the Future of British Farming

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 5 @ 3:00 pm

Farm491 and The Royal Agricultural University are hosting a two day AgriTech event at the Rural Innovation Centre, Harnhill. The two days will feature commercial tech showcases, industry debates and on-farm demonstrations. The event will explore the potential implications of new technologies such as robotics, sensors, digital platforms, indoor farming and innovative integrated systems responding to current on-farm challenges. How will the farm of the future look? And how can we solve those challenges affecting the industry?

Day 1 – Smart Farming: Automation and Precision (4th April)

Day 1 will feature exhibitions from a range of tech companies, from start-ups to those further down the line of releasing new products. On-farm demonstrations will give attendees the opportunity to engage with drones, robots and thermal imagery.

Discussion topics are to be confirmed, but may include:

  • Tackling pesticide resistance
  • Animal health and welfare innovation: What’s next in automation?
  • Farmer-led innovation workshop: Discussion on the need for automation

Day 2 – Smart Farming: Integrated systems and digital platforms – (5th April)

Day 2 will look more closely into data management and tech companies who have developed software platforms. As well as this we will look into alternative agricultures, such as indoor farming.

Discussion topics are to be confirmed, but may include:

  • Animal health and welfare innovation: When are sensors useful?
  • Tackling the adoption barrier – what value are digital tools bringing to the farm today?
  • Alternative agriculture – what alternative methods can we adopt in order to diversify?
  • Farmer-led innovation workshop: Discussion on the need for sensors

The two day event aims to support and inform farmers about new technologies and developments that can assist with common on-farm issues. The event is open to any farmers looking to gain an insight into AgriTech companies and how they may be able to engage with them now and in the future.

This event has been certified for 7 BASIS CPD points.

Both days will run from 10am – 3pm at The Rural Innovation Centre, Harnhill, Cirencester, GL7 5PU

Refreshments will be available.

Tickets are £5 + VAT a day. Full agenda will follow soon.

For tickets register here. For any queries please email info@farm491.com.


April 4 @ 10:00 am
April 5 @ 3:00 pm




Manor Farm
Harnhill GL7 5PU + Google Map