AICC member agronomists are now the preferred source of advice on over 2.2 million hectares, which is almost half of the UK’s arable land, and the demand for it is stronger than ever

AICC was established in 1981, all members are bound by a strict Code of Conduct which stipulates that the only source of income to members comes from their commercially independent advice, AICC members represent all areas of the UK and have access to both national and regional trials and technical meetings. All are BASIS and FACTS registered and have professional indemnity insurance, with full membership of the organisation only being achieved after a two-year probationary period and rigorous interview process.

Their remit depends on individual client needs, but most go beyond crop protection advice to a more integrated approach covering all facets of crop production, soil, water and crop management. The AICC also runs a national network of independent agronomy trials, the results of which are available exclusively to its members for their own use and are not published widely.

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Farmers, advisors and researchers working together to understand and improve crop nutrition on-farm

Inferring the right conclusions from field trials is important - how confident can you be that a result is 'real' rather than due to the underlying noise? As part of the Farm-PEP FIP project we are working with BGS to explore the best ways to communicate confidence, uncertainty, significance, probability and value with farmers and growers.

Connect here with important providers of education and skills for UK agriculture.   BASIS offers a range of training courses for advisers, farmers and land managers at all levels, from agronomy and nutrition to soil, water and biodiversity.  To find out more, please visit: https://basis-reg.co.uk/training or contact your local BASIS Approved Training provider.

The ideas behind Farm-PEP came together in ~2018, drawing from the developments of Agronomics, the YENs, AHDB's Monitor Farm programme and the idea of a 'What Works' Centre for Agriculture. 

The development of Farm-PEP Performance Enhancement Partnerships to support on-farm knowledge generation through shared ideas, data and experimentation. Funded as part of Farming Innovation Pathways programme from Defra and Innovate UK Transforming Food Production.

AICC Advisors and farmers testing appropriate nitrogen rates and strategies for reduction in light of current high prices.  Brought together by the FarmPEP FIP project

Professional development is an important part of a career journey - an opportunity for continuous learning, a way to stay up-to-date and to demonstrate relevance and expertise. Professional development activities can be completed in a number of different ways, from attending a training course, an event or a meeting to taking part in a webinar, listening to a podcast, reading an industry magazine or being a professional member of an organisation. Those on the BASIS Professional Register, FACTS Qualifed Advisers, RoSA sheep advisers and those on the Environmental Advisers Register are all required to collect a certain number of CPD (continuous professional development) points on an annual basis to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing knowledge and skills.  For more information, please visit: https://basis-reg.co.uk/schemes.

Network of farmers advisors and researchers working together, sharing ideas and data and testing solutions to increase soil carbon

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