Annual
Conference
2021
The Path to Sustainable Farming
28th October 2021
Driven by

Some of our contributors

Tim Mordan

The DEFRA Deputy Director, heading up the team that looks after productivity, innovation and science.

John Pawsay

John organically farms a mix of arable and livestock at Shimpling Park in Suffolk.

Jake Freestone

Having worked in managerial roles for BQ farms and Velcourt, Jake has a passion for sustainable farming. He is currently the Arable and Sheep LEAF Demonstration Farm Manager.

Rob Hodgkins

Rob is an arable farmer and sheep breeder based in North Hertfordshire, running 2250 ewes across 1000ac semi-improved grassland, use solar panels and farm 1600ac of arable crops.

Cameron Hughes

As a chartered rural surveyor, Cameron joined the CLA in June 2020 taking up the position of Land Use Policy Advisor.

Bharath Jayakumar

Bharath is the Global Customer Team Leader at Bosch UK, working as part of theCommercial Vehicle and Off Road Business Unit (CVO) within the Mobility Solutions Division.

Mark Moore

Mark is the Business Process and Agricultural Development Manager at Agco Corporation

Sven Grochocki

Sven is the CFO of NEVONEX, a product which provides a holistic solution for a smarter, digital Agriculture.

Eliot Dixon

Eliot Dixon is the Data and Automation Lead here at the Agri-EPI Centre

About the event

Agri-EPI Centre's annual conference is about being at the centre of what's next.

Bringing together future leaders from across the agriculture sector. We're offering an opportunity for farmers, agri-tech experts and academics to connect and discuss crucial matters facing the industry today.

The topic on everyone's mind right now, sustainability, is this year's conference theme. The Path to Sustainability encourages attendees to consider agri-tech's role in the future of farming. How can you implement it on-farm? We'll explore exactly how agri-tech can benefit the whole industry. Improving productivity, sustainability & resilience across the diverse range of soils, systems, objectives and infrastructure that comprise the UK farming sector. To hear more about the event, check out our press release.

From agricultural policy to succession planning, there are so many diverse factors that influence farm decisions. Our discussions will provide essential insights into the future path to sustainable farming and how the benefits go further than just the environment.

Why book a place?

Connect with farmers and industry professionals
Join the discussion & have your voice heard
Explore agri-tech's role in the future of farming
Gain advice you can implement on-farm

Book your tickets

Schedule

9:00am - 9:20am

Welcome and Agri-Tech Excellence Announcement

We'll kick off the Annual Conference with a warm welcome and run-down of exactly what's in store. Starting with a bang, the winners of Agri-EPI's Agri-Tech Excellence Awards will be announced to launch what hopes to be a huge celebration of the endeavours for more economically and environmentally sustainable farming across both the UK and wider globe.

9:30am - 10:15am

Different Farming Systems - One Sustainable Goal

This talk will delve into how sustainability can be achieved across varied practices. From regenerative to conventional, or organic, we'll explore different farming systems and hear from farmers using these systems on the ground today. We will hear about the variability on-farm and their experience with agri-tech and smart farming.

10:15am - 11:00am

Agri-tech Enabling Sustainable Farming

The role of agri-tech in improving productivity and profit is common chatter on farmyards across the country these days. But perhaps there are more benefits to be gained from data and technology. What is the role of agri-tech solutions to support farms to operate more sustainably?

11:00am - 11:45am

Developing Agri-Tech to Delivering On-Farm

It can be hard to imagine the development from abstract sci-fi concept to practical on-farm solution. This talk will explore the agri-tech journey from developing software and tech solutions to delivering them on-farm.

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Expo & Lunch Break/Networking

An opportunity to digest the conference and chat with fellow attendees. This will be your chance to build relationships and ask those burning questions to our contributors.