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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.

 

Many organisations are involved in the knowledge landscape of UK agriculture, some of which are shown below. Farm-PEP aims to help connect across these organisations and initiatives to generate, share and distill knowledge across the community.

 

Lots of resources on the web that aim to produce and collate knowledge for different audiences and different purposes across agriculture and food, but they are not necessarily known to all. 

Below we've listed some of the useful sources we know of, but this isn't exhaustive. Please add any we've missed, and let us know which you think are most useful and why.

 

Levy Bodies  Knowledge Repositories
AHDB - Cereals, Oliseeds, Dairy, Beef, Lamb & Pigs National Library for Agrifood
PGRO - Pulses Agricology
BBRO - Sugar beet Ask Valerie
  BovINE Knowledge Hub
  Organic Research Centre
  Organic Farm Knowledge
Regional Table
Farming Connect - Wales Farm Wildlife
SAOS - Scotland Conservation Evidence
RISS - Rural Innovation Support Service - Scotland Catchment Based Approach       Pin Point
Swarmhub - South West

Ecosystems Knowledge Network

  National Biodiversity Network 
  Environmental Evidence

 

Communities & Networks Organisations Events
The Farming Forum ADAS Groundswell
Innovative Farmers NIAB Oxford Farming Conference
Agri-techE SRUC Oxford Real Farming Conference
BASE UK CHAP Cereals
Regen Agri Agri-EPI Grassland & Muck
Farm Community Network - FarmWell CIEL CropTec
Nature Friendly Farming Network Agrimetrics REAP
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Innovation for Agriculture  
Yield Enhancement Networks LEAF  
British Society of Soil Science BASIS  
Association of Applied Biologists Maize Growers Association AAB conferences
Farmer Clusters    
British Society of Animal Science    
British Grassland Society    
Farm Carbon Toolkit    
Food, Farming & Countryside Commision    
Pasture Fed Livestock Association    
RABDF    
GrowIN    
     
Farming Press Academic Podcasts
Farmers Weekly Rothamsted Repository Farming Today
Farmers Guardian Gateway to Research Future Farming - Defra
Agronomist and Arable Farmer Burleigh Dodds Publishing Rock & Roll Farming
Crop Production Magazine   Over the Farm Gate
Agriland   Crop It like its Hot
Future Farming    
Poultry World    
The Poultry Site    
Pig World    
     
Commercial Education & Skills International
  TIAH EIP-Agri
BASF Real Results Virtual Farm BASIS EU Farmbook
Agrii iFarms National Land Based College Sho-yae-fae
Hutchinsons Helix Farm FarmEd TAPipedia
Agrovista    
Syngenta    
Bayer    
Frontier    
Promar Kingshay  

 

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We deliver transformational projects to drive productivity and boost farming and supply chain businesses. We want the industry to thrive in a rapidly changing world and continue to produce high quality food, maintain our beautiful landscape and leave a legacy for generations to come. 

BASIS is a charitable organisation committed to independently raising professional standards across the land management and food production sectors, by supporting people and businesses with our industry leading qualifications, professional memberships and auditing schemes.

Science for Sustainable Agriculture aims to ensure the positive contribution of scientific innovation in agriculture and food production is recognised in public life and policy making.

The Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN) are UK based organisations driving farmer-led innovation - working together to power up and increase the impact of farmer led innovation initiatives.

Funding available for research and knowledge exchange in the UK comes from a mix of public, industry and charitable sources

Rothamsted Research is a world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide.

Farm-centric research generally involves On-Farm Experimentation and may be better described as 'Farm Action Research', i.e. research conducted at least in part by and for beneficiaries who also farm. 

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.

A free to use online data hub building on the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) data package providing spatially relevant local information to farmers, land managers and advisors.

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.

Knowledge and business support for farmers in Wales

Scientific paper looking at the relationships between scientists and farmers:

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.

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

FarmPEP aims to connect the many networks, communities and groups across Agriculture. Add your network as a Group and connect to the 'Networks' Topic to have your network show up below. 

What web resources do you find useful to find and share knowledge?

As the UK's centre of excellence for peas and beans, the PGRO has a long and highly valued track record of providing authoritative, up to date information and project work based on solid, reliable research.

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. 

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

The Farming Innovation Programme is part of Defra’s investment in innovation, research and development. Defra is partnering with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on the programme. 

We create diverse connections to drive positive change.

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.

The National Library for Agri-Food serves agri-food practitioners by providing access to recent, high quality, science-evidenced information and guidance in a well-constructed online repository with good metadata standards for easy searching and robust perma-links to content.

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.

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.

The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is a charity organisation whose aim is to bring positive change to agriculture through the development of its future leaders, sending them overseas to learn from others and helping them share their brilliant ideas when they return home.  

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is an award winning independent publisher founded by Rob Burleigh and Francis Dodds in 2015. Our mission is to bring you the key research and latest trends to empower you to make a positive impact on sustainable agriculture, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. More information at www.bdspublishing.com.  

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.

We bring together bright young researchers and the most eminent in their fields. We stimulate and support their work. Then we celebrate the breakthrough ideas that emerge, and the difference they make to the world.

Northern Ireland farmer-led innovation    

The UK's best-read arable journal

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Refereed paper in Journal of Rural Studies by Sandra Šūmane and colleagues (2018). 

The farming press is a very important route to disseminating knowledge across the industry.  A range of newsletters serving a host of communities help keep people up to date. Share here sources of news and info that you find most useful.

Agricultural Shows have always been a very important place for farmers and the industry to share knowledge. The nature of agricultural shows has changed, but there are now an increasing number of staple events for a range of communities.

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The independent, collaborative news and information source for farming and food

Thrive through change with the Royal Agricultural University

An internationally excellent Research Institute” (REF, 2021). Shaping rural development policy and practice in the UK, Europe and further afield.

The Agriculture Knowledge & Innovation System

The Morley Agricultural Foundation is a charity that supports farming in the East of England by funding agricultural research, student studies, professional development of farmers and others and a variety of educational projects for school age children.

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Initiative led by Jenny Phelps to bring together farm advisors to enable joined up discussions and collaborations farm advice.

A wide range of EU funded projects and networks contribute to the knowledge landscape in agriculture.

EU FarmBook is a collection of vetted best practices for farmers & foresters. All content in the library is provided by Horizon research projects. 

Exchange knowledge, enhance organic farming.  Organic Farm Knowledge is a web platform dedicated to sharing practices on organic farming.

The Knowledge Exchange Hub is a joint collaboration between Farming Connect and IBERS, Aberystwyth University.

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