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The Agricultural Universities Council (AUC-UK) is a collaboration of the UK universities with agricultural schools or departments.

AUC-UK works together to coordinate our teaching and research, to make the biggest contribution we can to a resilient and sustainable future for agriculture, land management and food systems.

AUC-UK works to:

  • Develop joint strategies to maximise the overall public benefit of our teaching and research.
     

  • Work together to ensure a pipeline of high quality graduates, researchers and leaders in the UK and internationally.
     

  • Collate and contribute evidence from across our research community to key policy or public debates.
     

  • Speak with one voice to industry, government and other sectors on issues that affect our work and impact.

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Farm-PEP aims to bring together all the sources of useful knowledge for Agriculture, whether from academic science, applied research projects, industry trials, farmers own trials or simple on-farm experience. Listed below are useful websites, organisations and websites that we know of.  Add any we've missed in the comments box or by adding as new content, or better still, as a new Group.  

Building the right skills for the agricultural industry has been recognised as crucial to its future success.

Food, farming and land use need to undergo rapid and sustained change if the world is to address climate, biodiversity and health crises. This transformation requires changes in policy, yet will also rely on the actions of farmers and land managers on the ground. Their knowledge, skills and motivations, and those of their advisors, are crucial to success. This retreat provided an opportunity for educators who lead agriculture degree courses to share resources and inject fresh content into their courses. This retreat was funded by the Aurora Trust and The Mark Leonard Trust.

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges. Through these institutions, we can trace our lineage back over 100 years.

Thrive through change with the Royal Agricultural University

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally

Agricultural research is conducted by a range of organisations, from individual farmers, through advisors, distributors, manufacturers, charities, societies, supply chain companies, levy bodies, universities and research institutes.  This page aims to connect across these often disparate sources.

Knowledge Exchange in Agriculture in the UK is diverse, with many organisations involved. That is part of the reason for creating Farm-PEP, to help provide connections to what many percieve as a fragmented landscape.

As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing this resource has never been so important. Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been designed to meet this challenge. Set on a 494 hectare farm, we are the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet's food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

Report by Lord Curry (Food & Farming Futures), James Lowenburg-DeBoer and Michael Lee (Harper Adams University) into how agricultural science and extension can be supported and co-ordinated to address the productivity gap in UK agriculture.    

Farm Wildlife slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

FarmED slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

For the first time, universities across the UK have come together t

Aiming to strengthen the impact and benefit of agricultural research at scale. Supported by the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust.

The Agriculture Knowledge & Innovation System

TIAH slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

ADAS slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the Agricultural Universities Council (AUC) Educators Retreat 2023. 

Farm491 slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

The Institute of Agricultural Management slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

RASE and Innovation for Agriculture slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Soil Association slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Crop Health & Protection (CHAP) slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Pasture for Life Presentation slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

AHDB slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Agri-EPI Centre slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Trinity Natural Capital slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Organic Research Centre slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

CLA slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

British Growers slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Agricology slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Food, Farming & Countryside Commission Presentation slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

GWCT slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Food and Farming Futures and The National Libraries for Agri-food slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Farm Carbon Toolkit Presentation slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Forestry Commission Agroforestry slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

TABLE slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Landworkers' Alliance slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Agrimetrics developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

NFU slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Sustain slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.