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Plants for Food, Energy, Materials, Health and Eco-systems

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Young Innovators Forum

An informal get-together for plant scientists and young farmers

  • Discovering the importance of scientist/grower relationships

  • What’s taking place in plant growth facilities & the practical applications

  • How to work with and inform the research taking place

Designed to help scientists and farmers understand more about each others' worlds, the Forum organises free to attend, informal events in the lab and in the field, aimed at helping bridge the gap between research and production.

YIF has been catalysed by Agri-Tech East in collaboration with CambPlants Hub and the Cambridgeshire Young Farmers Club, focusing on PhD students and post docs at the research organizations in the East of England, and the early stage career producers (such as the management trainees at the larger producer businesses, or those destined to take over the family holding).

YIF is sponsored by the Morley Agricultural Foundation.

Click on the links below to read more about past YIF visits:

Agri-Tech East Young Innovators Forum visit to NIAB Innovation Hub

Young Innovators Forum - Visit to Bayer

NIAB CUF Potato Agronomy visit to Innovation Farm

G’s Mushroom Farm in Littleport



Upcoming events

The amazing world of bees

Mar 21, 2018

Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Are food miles worth worrying about?

Mar 22, 2018

Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

AgriScience YIF Conference 2018: Leading Change Through Innovation

Mar 23, 2018

The Morley Agricultural Foundation, Wymondham, NR18 9DF

Global Food Security Early Career Networking

Apr 05, 2018

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3ER

Upcoming events