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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact
Designed to help scientists and farmers understand more about each others' worlds, the Young Innovators Forum and aims to help bridge the gap between research and production. It organises free to attend, informal events in the lab and in the field for plant scientists and young farmers that help attendees discover:
  • the importance of scientist/grower relationships

  • what’s taking place in plant growth facilities and the practical applications

  • how to work with and inform the research taking place.
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 FoundationThe latest YIF visit was to Elveden Estates, where we visited their new potato and onion storage facilities, and learned about potato grading and quality control. You can read more about the visit here

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Get involved

If you want to be involved in the forum email the CambPlants Team. If you would like to recieve the Young Innovators' Forum newsletter sign up here.