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.

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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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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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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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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Regen Farm Ltd

Regen Farm Ltd

RegenFARM is a farm design tool based on proven regenerative agriculture methods. RegenFARM will enable farmers and farmland investors to determine the most productive and profitable way to use their natural assets anywhere in the world, making them resilient to the impacts of climate change, and a participant in the developing circular economy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wiilder

Wiilder

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

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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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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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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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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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CEA Research and Development LTD

CEA Research and Development LTD

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

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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Devon Garden Foods Ltd

Devon Garden Foods Ltd

We believe it is possible to build a sustainable food system that avoids the exploitation of animals and the use of chemical additives in our food by using sustainably sourced plants and reducing the impact on the environment.

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Trogon

Trogon

Trogon deliver high speed, reliable internet connectivity in poor infrastructure or poor connectivity environments.

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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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Severn Snacks

Severn Snacks

Jerky Snacks made with 100% game meat.

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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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Glas Data

Glas Data

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

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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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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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BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Glideology

Glideology

We are here to accelerate your ideas to market. Our team on experienced engineers encompass the complete development lifecycle from initial design through to prototyping, testing and manufacturing.

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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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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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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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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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Mike Gorham

Mike Gorham

As a Farm491 member, Mike is looking to work with other member companies on equity fundraising (Mike has worked with PE funded companies and has track record in preparing pitches, preparing companies for due diligence and managing investment deals), grant applications (£500k raised in the last 12 months from Innovate UK) and improving sales and marketing performance.

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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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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AgCap

AgCap

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

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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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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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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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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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MJECT & Co.

MJECT & Co.

Based in the Royal Forest of Dean, United Kingdom – It is our mission here at MJECT & Co. to raise public awareness and self-sufficiency, as well as support and improve the quality of corporate responsibility through sustainable alternatives, natural resources & ecological investments.

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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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