Entries by Carrie Robbins

Soil Farmer of the Year competition launched on World Soil Day

Sharing best practice and innovation through championing farmers who are improving their soils. The Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture’s competition to find the UK’s Soil Farmer of the Year 2019 is open for applications. Following on from its success over the last three years, the competition opens again this year on World […]

5 Quick Questions for Dairy Farmers

As project leader for 4D4F (Data Decisions for Dairy Farmers) we would like to hear from dairy farmers about what really matters to you. There are 5 quick questions about the use of sensor technologies to improve productivity and sustainability on dairy farms: Link here

Sharing data and experience to benefit sustainable dairy farming

For the 4D4F farming network, the sharing of tech know-how has already resulted in improved welfare and profitability, with potential to increase feed efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The EU-supported 4D4F network  was established to help dairy farmers base management decisions on data, such as that gathered by sensing equipment, leading to best practices […]

Free Webinar With Leading Dairy Experts & Farmers

4D4F (Data Decisions for Dairy Farmers) is hosting an informative webinar on the latest dairy innovations, aimed to change the way we farm. From improving animal welfare to reducing the use of antibiotics, listen to experts from across Europe on how technologies are shaping the future of dairy farming and the food industry. The webinar […]

RASE’s Pig & Poultry Fair Wins National Award

RASE’s Pig & Poultry Fair wins national award   The Technical Events Team at Grandstand Stoneleigh Events were delighted to be awarded the organising team of the year at a prestigious event at London’s Honourable Artillery Company last week.   The team won the award for organising the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s 2018 British […]

David Gardner Shortlisted for 2018 Bullock Award

David Gardner, former IfA CEO, shortlisted for the 2018 Bullock Award   Innovation for Agriculture and the Royal Agricultural Society of England congratulate former CEO, David Gardner, for being shortlisted as one of the five finalists for the 2018 Bullock Award. In writing his profile on Farmers Weekly, editor Karl Schneider, who refers to David […]

IfA Joins SmartAgriHubs

IfA joins SmartAgriHubs, a €20 million project to promote digitalisation in farming   Innovation for Agriculture is proud to announce the official launch of SmartAgriHubs, a project part of the EU H2020 initiative, aiming to accelerate the digital transformation of the agri-food sector in Europe.   140Digital Innovation Hubs, 9 regional cluster & 28 flagship […]

4D4F – Hooibeekhoeve Calf Housing

In the first crucial months of a calf’s life, the calf is susceptible to infectious diseases. During this period, the calf’s health can be affected by many factors. One of these factors is its housing. Traditionally, calves are kept individually in outdoor igloo’s. In the Hooibeekhoeve, a research and demonstration farm in Antwerp, Belgium, young […]