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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

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 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. More events are coming soon, so watch this space!

Sainsbury Lab Cambridge University and Algal Innovation Centre

YIF learned about potato and onion storage at Elveden Estates

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




Current Events

MM Flowers - learn about the most sustainable cut flower business in the UK.

14 September 2017 - Places still available, register NOW


Past Events


NIAB 2 GM Lab Transparent 

NIAB CUF Potato Agronomy visit to Innovation Farm

Bayer Crop Science Field Visit, The Orchard Farm, Great Chishall


First Young Innovators Forum Conference


G;s Farm  

G'S Mushroom Farm


If you want to be involved email us  




Check the Young Innovators' Forum Newsletter HERE


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