Entries by Beccy England

Soil Farmer of the Year – Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been announced. The competition which Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture, with kind sponsorship by Cotswold Seeds, ran for the second time this year and the standard of entries was extremely high. This year entries have been spread across the country and spanned different […]

International Fellowship Awarded to David Gardner

Early in 2017 David Gardner, IfA’s CEO, travelled to Stockholm to become an International Fellow of The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The award was in recognition for the work that Innovation for Agriculture has done in building relationships across Europe. The Swedish Academy are one of IfA’s partners in 4D4F.

IfA Are Pleased To Announce Two New Additions to the Team

Sarah Dusgate, Livestock Research Assistant Sarah, a Bioveterinary Science Graduate, will be involved in two projects initially:  one of which is responsible antibiotic use in livestock.  The other is European project Data Driven Dairy Decisions for Farmers (4D4F) which focuses on collecting real time information that helps dairy farmers make more informed decisions. Sarah says […]

Cheshire Agricultural Society Join Innovation for Agriculture

Cheshire Agricultural Society has become the 16th association to join Innovation for Agriculture (IfA).  This consortium of English agricultural societies helps farmers put innovation into practice for better business results by connecting them with relevant farming research, technology and innovation. IfA works closely with its member societies to understand the issues their farmers face locally […]

Survey to investigate the use of sensor technologies

As part of the 4d4f project, IfA developed a survey to investigate the use of sensor technologies to improve productivity and profitability on dairy farms, in order to come up with research priorities for the EU 4D4F research project. The survey was sent to partners in different occupations; farmers, vets, farm advisors and researchers across […]

filming sensor technologies

Richard and Sarah from IfA’s livestock team have been busy filming sensor technologies on dairy farms in Holland and Sweden. They visited De Lingehof goat farm in Holland – the first goat farm to be using a robot feeder. Goats are very sensitive animals and do not respond well to loud noises within their housing […]