With a constantly growing database of service providers and links into the Royal Agricultural University and Cirencester College, Farm491 provides expert help, advice and academic resources ideally suited to agritech businesses.


The Royal Agricultural University, was the first agricultural college in the English speaking world boasting over 171 years of agricultural experience.

From its early days, it was staffed with innovators and pioneers and made a considerable impact on farming practice and agricultural science. The University will continue to lead the development of teaching and research in agriculture, agri-business, equine, food, and land & property management.

Cirencester College is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college providing a bridge between school and university, apprenticeships or employment.

For 12 consecutive years, the College has had a 99% pass rate at A level and has seen an exceptional rise in A* to B rates. Professional vocational courses have performed well with nearly 50% of vocational students gaining either triple distinctions or triple distinction stars.


Farm491 members benefit from introductions to our library of businesses offering essential and often bespoke services, sometimes at favourable rates or with a zero cost first consultation. This means businesses can get the headstart they need when establishing or securing their standing within the industry.

Farm491 has relationships with leading service providers specialising in;

  • Business Support
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Rapid Product Development
  • Recruitment
  • Mentoring
- Professor Joanna Price,Vice-Chancellor, Royal Agricultural University