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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.

Watch this space for updates on future visits!

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. The latest one was to the Wicken Farm where we learned about their unique irrigation and water management system, tillage trials, solar panels, robotics system for potato packaging, and much more. The YIF visits continue again in autumn 2018 after the summer break, so watch this space for updates!

YIF visit to Wicken Farm on 17 May 2018

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

Cambridgeshire Young Innovator's Forum visited KWS



Upcoming events

Course on Algal Biotechnology Techniques and Opportunities for the Sustainable Bioeconomy

Sep 27, 2018

Algal Innovation Centre, University of Cambridge

YIF visit to Elveden Estate farm and facilities

Oct 10, 2018

Elveden Estates, Thetford

Upcoming events