Entries by Carrie Robbins

New Videos Launched To Help Farmers Improve Soil Health

A new series of practical videos to help farmers understand and improve soil health was launched at the recent Groundswell Show. Working in partnership with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Ernest Cook Trust, the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) team have produced a series of “Learning from the Land” videos. These showase easy-to-set-up soil demonstrations that […]

Stephen Briggs presenting at Bath & West Soils Conference

Stephen Briggs, IfA’s Soil & Water Manager will be presenting at the Royal Bath & West of England Society’s summer Soils Conference. The conference is held in partnership with FWAG, Hills to Levels project and Innovation for Agriculture. Hear from distinguished Soil Specialists on topics to include the Science of Soils, Soils & Grassland, Improving […]

Soil Farmer Of The Year 2018

Simon Cowell, an arable farmer from Essex has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Soil Farmer of the Year. Angus Gowthorpe from York has been awarded second place and William Steel from Hawkhurst third place. The competition, now in its third year is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT) and Innovation […]

4D4F Prize For The Most Innovative Idea

4D4F is looking for the most innovative idea on how to use sensors/data to improve dairy cow or goat performance management. In order to participate, please send us a 1-2 page article (Word document including pictures) and email it to info@4D4F.eu. Alternatively, you can also post a short video in twitter containing the @4d4fproject tag and […]

IfA at County Shows to Promote Responsible Antibiotic Use

Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) is pleased to announce it will be attending various County and Agricultural Shows, run by IfA’s partner Agricultural Societies, as part of its antimicrobial awareness programme. Responsible antibiotic use is important for both humans and livestock to reduce the risk of drug resistance building up in the fight against disease.  UK […]

We Are Recruiting!

From 30th May until 21st June 2018 we are seeking two individuals to attend agricultural shows on behalf of Innovation for Agriculture.  The theme for this years’ show season is AMR and better use of antibiotics across the agricultural sector. We are seeking two individuals to work together through the most intense 3 weeks of […]

Innovative & Disruptive Technologies For Agri-food Supply Chains

Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 May 2018 The Slate Conference Centre, University of Warwick Innovative and Disruptive Technologies for Agri-food Supply Chains The 2018 AHDB Food and Farming Futures Conference brings together an invited audience of industry thought leaders, researchers and government. The Conference will look at disruptive technologies from a variety of industry sectors and […]

Farmers and researchers collaborate: managing herbal leys for optimal diversity

Innovative Farmers is part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme. The network is funded by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation and backed by a team from LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Innovation for Agriculture, the Organic Research Centre and the Soil Association.   Farmers and researchers collaborate: field lab will explore how to best […]


RASE and Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) have announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Andrew Lazenby. He brings 20 years’ experience in farming, food and retail, including strategic roles spanning four continents: UK, Europe, US, Africa and Australia. For the last two years as Director of Operations at Farmcare (the farming business owned by the Wellcome […]