19 April 2023

 

Celebrating the role of on-farm research carried out across Wales to embrace new ideas and opportunities will be in the spotlight at a key industry event in May. 

Farmers and industry experts will meet at Gregynog Hall, near Newtown on 5 May to hear from those who have been involved in the European Innovation Project (EIP) Wales programme over the last three years, to explore and discuss new ideas and how they can be embraced on Welsh farms.

EIP Wales Manager, Owain Rowlands said developing new ways of working is more important now than ever with pressures relating to increasing input costs, net-zero targets and biodiversity loss.

“The agricultural sector faces constant changes and challenges but it’s important to realise that these can bring opportunities to develop new ideas and ways of working,’’ he said.

“We will be looking back over the success of the EIP Wales programme which funded 46 on farm projects, working with over 200 farmers across Wales investigating a variety of different topics including soil and grassland, animal health, biodiversity, air and water quality, carbon storage and genetics.’’

EIP Wales, says Mr Rowlands, has demonstrated how important it is for farmers to work closely with others in the agricultural sector.

“Our event is an opportunity to get together and hear the success stories from projects,’’ he added.

The day will also feature interactive panel discussions on sustainable farming practices, agricultural technologies, animal health and welfare and horticultural production, led by scientists, vets, experts and farmers.

Attendees will have an opportunity to shape future research by having their say on what that research should look like.
Other speakers include Powys farmer Keri Davies, Glwydcaenewydd Farm, who is piloting changes in agricultural practices aimed at improving farm efficiency and resilience, and Tim Bennett, chairman of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL).

 

The event will run from 9:30-16:00

For further information click here.

RSVP by 28 April 2023

Limited spaces available.

To book your place, click here, or call 03456 000813.


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