Webinars explore UK agriculture state of affairs

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FARM491, part of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), is set to host a series of webinars exploring current policy landscape, market trends, and challenges within UK agriculture, two of which will be of particular interest to potato growers.

Over the coming weeks, leading academics will delve into specialist areas to explain how agricultural practices have evolved, the potential innovations that can take place and the obstacles that we might encounter along the way.

Speaking about the purpose of the webinars, Verity Payne, Farm491’s Centre and Events Manager, said: “This series is intended to provide an oversight to those businesses who are thinking about launching, diversifying or growing into the agricultural and land management sector to help them better understand their business customers and discover where opportunities might lie, both now and in years to come.”

On October 6th, Crop Production and Agronomy Lecturer Adam Hinchcliffe will discuss ‘Policy, Challenges and Opportunities in Arable Farming’ and on October 20th Professor Louise Manning, Professor of Agri-food and Supply Chain Production and Director of Knowledge Exchange at The RAU will address ‘The Complexities of Championing Integrity in Food Supply Chains’.

Farm491 has supported 200 start-ups and has more than 70 members which they bring together in a unique incubation space and hub. The unit, which is part of the Royal Agricultural University, is dedicated to tech start-ups focused on agriculture, horticulture, food and environmental sustainability. 

For more details on how to sign up for the webinars and other events, visit our events diary here.