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This demonstration day will allow attendees to see and discuss the technologies, approaches and techniques being applied as the industry moves to achieving net zero.



The event will take place at Harper Adams University on the 13th of April 2023. It is been delivered by Innovation for Agriculture (IfA), in partnership with The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) and Harper Adams University. There will be farming panel discussions and technical sessions, with a focus on small group discussions.



Panel 1:

Four farmers sharing their perspectives on decarbonisation. These include contract farmer Tim Williams, dairy farmer Abi Reader, poultry farmer and researcher Louise Manning and Helen Browning OBE, an organic farmer and chief executive of the Soil Association.

The Technical Sessions:

  1. Autonomous vehicles and robotics – including outdoor demonstration of kit on the Hands-Free Hectare site at Harper Adams
  2. Decarbonisation of livestock production – breeding, feeding and health 
  3. Circular solutions for biowastes – clean energy, nutrients and future fuels

Panel 2:

Pig farmer Flavian Obiero, pedigree beef farmer Paul Westaway and Farm of the Future report contributor Nigel Davies will form the concluding debate, covering synergies and collaborations that exist between farming sectors, and how these can help achieve net zero.



    Read the article on Farm Contractor for more detailed information about the event.


    Tickets are available and can be applied for here. Be mindful that the number of tickets has been limited to 150 so don't hesitate if you are interested. This has been done to maximise the opportunity to ask questions and interact with technologies firsthand.


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    Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) is an independent knowledge exchange charity that aims to bridge the gap between science and practice. 

    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.