Members

Since inception, Farm491 has steadily increased its membership inline with offering increased capacity and resources. Some of those members have quickly grown to the point they no-longer need ongoing support.

CEA Research and Development LTD

CEA Research and Development LTD

R&D into engineering solutions for the CEA/Vertical farming industries

UN Development Programme

UN Development Programme

UNDP works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations, in more than 170 countries and territories

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Houndstooth Wireless

Houndstooth Wireless

Our mission is to provide accessible drone detection to all levels of security systems

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The Consumer Brand

The Consumer Brand

It’s time for us, the consumers, to create the products we want; Tasty, healthy and responsible.

The Consumer Brand allows us to collectively realize the specifications of a product, to have it manufactured as we wish and to have it marketed at the right price.

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Pre-O

Pre-O

Pre-O are a certification label that allows farmers that are making the transition to organic agriculture to market their produce with respect to the fact that harmful cultivation methods are no-longer used, and that the produce reflects a ‘pre-organic’ state. This is beneficial to the consumer unable to afford high-end organic produce, and beneficial to the farmer who is in the ‘organic-transition’ period yet suffering from non-organic prices. Until now, no outright ‘pre-organic’ offering has existed in the food market. Pre-O are making that change.

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RuraLink

RuraLink

RuraLink provide tailored career consultancy services to individuals, employers and education providers in the land-based sector.

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GrowBoxCo

GrowBoxCo

Our GrowBoxes are a highly engineered modular and mobile production environment, in a shipping container, custom built for a wide variety of crops and business models. We work closely with our customers to design the optimal mobile environment for individual growing needs.

 

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Phytoform Labs

Phytoform Labs

Phytoform Labs Phytoform Labs helps the horticulture industry by providing innovative breeding solutions to plant breeders and producers.

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AgCap

AgCap

AgCap specialises in the provision of investment and transactional support across the food and agribusiness sectors.

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Farm Hand

Farm Hand

Farm Hand works with local organisations, as a technology partner, to provide simple internet-of-things enabled products and services to the farmer. We aim to leverage mobile phone proliferation as well as the existing relationship between farmer aggregators and farmers. We ensure to keep farmers at the centre of the process and utilise their input for continual product improvement.

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Ekogea UK Ltd

Ekogea UK Ltd

Ekogea’s BioComplex additive is a unique marine algae derived biological/ growth performance additive. BioComplex improves microbial activity in a range of farming/ industrial processes by speeding up natural biology – particularly as an animal feed supplement, in crops, waste water and biogas (winning ADBA’s World Best Biogas Plant award). 

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Cirencester College

Cirencester College

Cirencester College is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college in a rural setting on the outskirts of Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  One of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, Cirencester College is one of the top ranking Sixth Form Colleges in the country.

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Agri Frontier

Agri Frontier

Agri Frontier Limited (“Agri Frontier”) are an Agri Investment and Advisory firm that specialises in helping to create world class farming and integrated agri businesses across the value chain, with a focus on frontier markets. Typical clients range from family owned to corporate farming businesses in Africa, International businesses with a desire to expand their operations to Africa, as well as Impact, Developmental and Private Equity investors.

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Severn Snacks

Severn Snacks

Jerky Snacks made with 100% game meat.

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NIAB TAG

NIAB TAG

NIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry.

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The Innovation Beehive

The Innovation Beehive

Here at The Innovation Beehive we seek to release the creative potential of people at work, through innovative consulting projects and cutting-edge innovation training. We see people as the beating heart of the Innovation Ecosystem in your organisation, and all of our solutions are geared towards enabling people to deliver on the promise of their creativity

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LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow are a Bristol-based start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms. The roots of crops are suspended in a dense nutritious mist which delivers consistently high yields for vertical farms.

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Pasture for Life Association

Pasture for Life Association

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association brings together British farmers committed to producing high quality food in a more natural way

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CRM AgriCommodities

CRM AgriCommodities

CRM Agri is a leading independent provider of grain trading information and strategies. We help agribusinesses manage price risk and secure strong financial performance in an increasingly volatile market.

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Pentalib

Pentalib

Deliver robust technology and services that encourage ethologically sound management and training practices, resulting in healthy and happy horses and customers.

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AXIchain

AXIchain

The leading global B2B online physical commodities trading platform that is economical, efficient and secure.

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Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird Technologies

Founded in the UK with operations in Brazil, Russia & Ukraine, they enable farmers and agronomists to gain a detailed understanding of their crop at a high resolution in a very short space of time. Hummingbird Technologies have a range of crop management tools, which can provide detailed insight into how crops are growing to allow more informed input decisions on crop health.

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Emerald Research Ltd

Emerald Research Ltd

OptiYield® breaks the marketable yield ceiling by delivering both top- and bottom-line revenue increases for farmers and growers. Our goal is to combine soil, crop and computer science with best grower practice in order to achieve appreciable gains in crop yield, saleability and nutritional quality, whilst also diminishing grower risk.

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RAW Energy

RAW Energy

RAW Energy is a specialist company that owns, consults on and develops renewable energy assets in the UK and abroad helping to meet national energy demands and assisting in the transition to a fossil free energy network

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Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre

Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre

Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre comprises the Daniel Hall Incubation Centre, The Lawes Open Innovation Hub and The Russell Building, offering office and laboratory space and business support services to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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Veterans Farm Able Foundation

Veterans Farm Able Foundation

Supporting Veterans, Emergency Service Personnel and their families to resettle after suffering trauma by providing a therapeutic programme of rural and craft skills.

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BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

Innovating to help protect and enhance crop yields, helping farmers to grow sustainably

payAgri

payAgri

A full stack Agri Ecosystem platform, driven by Real-time data & AI, orchestrating all the actors in agri value chain in order to bring inclusive growth. The focus is on optimizing returns and creating value for every player in the value chain by leveraging technology and agri expertise.

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Glas Data

Glas Data

Glas Data have designed FarmHand, an open cloud-based ecosystem designed to unify agricultural data.

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Cellular Agriculture

Cellular Agriculture

Cell Ag Ltd was founded in early 2016 as the first UK startup in the cell-based meat space.

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Agrinav

Agrinav

Agrinav is an intelligently designed variable rate fertiliser spreader. Using satellite analysis the system is able to generate a file for your field. Agrinav has been progressed as part of the Diatomic project.

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Multibox

Multibox

We create alternative animal feeds to reduce dependency on fishmeal, soybean, corn & wheat products. That means less water consumption, less deforestation, more bio-diversity & less agri-chemical use globally.

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Fotenix

Fotenix

Co-founded by Professor Bruce Grieve, Director of e-Agri Sensors Centre at the University, and Dr Charles Veys, the company offers a new online crop analysis tool, that aims to help improve yield quality and shelf life significantly.

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Farmacy PLC

Farmacy PLC

Farmacy plc was formed in 1999 and successfully provides independent agronomy, environmental, precision and nutritional services to UK growers. They deliver these services on over 300,000 hectares mainly in the East Midlands, East Anglia and Cotswolds through over 60 dedicated Farmacists.

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Weedingtech

Weedingtech

Weedingtech provides a greener, cleaner and safer way for communities to maintain their outside spaces. Foamstream offers organisations a herbicide-free approach to controlling unwanted vegetation, as well as sanitisation and cleaning solutions.

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Faire

Faire

Faire have patents globally granted in the area of animal monitoring systems and methods. Faire innovation group is a sensor engineering, manufacturing and software company delivering solutions across the industrial, medical and agri-sectors. Based in Bristol, the team have developed a proprietary platform with application and data service potential across the dairy, livestock, equine and companion animal sectors.

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CropNuts

CropNuts

Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd – CropNuts is Kenya’s leading ISO 17025 Accredited soil analysis & testing company. Supports farmers across Africa.

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Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods is the UK’s largest independent dairy and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the food industry.

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Wiilder

Wiilder

Wiilder has a mission to “Green the North” through living walls and green roofs.

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Hiom Advisory

Hiom Advisory

Hiom Advisory is a boutique advisory and consultancy firm working predominantly in the commodity, food , agriculture and energy sectors. With a head office in the UK and working with associate offices in other geographies, including Asia, The Middle East and Africa, we have a deep understanding of our markets and work with clients based across the globe.

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The Learning Link

The Learning Link

The Learning Link Multi Academy Trust (LLMAT) was formed in November 2017 with the clear mission of becoming leaders in shaping the future for our Children’s education.

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Breedr

Breedr

Breedr is the world’s first app for livestock farmers that uses shared data to optimise yield, quality and profitability.

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Square Mile Farms

Square Mile Farms

Square Mile Farms is developing the concept of an urban farm network to offer ultra-fresh, delicious and nutritious produce directly to customers. We’re doing this by developing technology and platform that enable us to rapidly install controlled environment farms in multiple locations in the heart of the city, within a square mile of our customers. We are on a mission to make food production sustainable, nutritious and local again, empowering local communities in the process

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Batchseed

Batchseed

We’ve built a platform that will help food producers justify the value of their produce and sell direct to the public in a new way, by sharing updates about the production process.

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Bergs Timber

Bergs Timber

Bergs Timber produces and sells sawn and processed timber products with the emphasis on adaptation to customer needs.

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Vidacycle

Vidacycle

Vidacycle have created simple systems so you can use your smartphone, paired with electronic tags, to quickly and easily monitor your soils, fruits, vines and more on your farm.

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MagGrow

MagGrow

The MagGrow system is a patented, proprietary technology for droplet formation that yields superior spray drift-reduction and spray coverage performance.

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Organic Research Centre

Organic Research Centre

Through our research and knowledge exchange work we are influencing farm practice and driving change within organic and non-organic farming businesses. ORC wants to mitigate climate change, improve food security and increase sustainability.

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