Agri-Tech East’s Young Innovators Forum visits Bayer’s Chishill Research Farm in Cambridgeshire
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Twenty early-career researchers, agronomists and farmers have visited Bayer’s Chishill Research Farm in Cambridgeshire as part of Agri-Tech East’s Young Innovators Forum.
The forum, launched in 2014, aims to encourage more communication between the researchers of the future of plant science and future farmers in the region.
The group was given a tour of the farm aimed at showing what balancing profitable farming with environmental stewardship looks like and looking at the challenges the sector faced.
Forum co-ordinator Becky Dodds said: “When we first started the programme of events, we were unsure about how well early career researchers would engage with the local young farmers clubs, but the fact that every time we host an event we have to find a bigger venue, and lengthen the networking time, demonstrates how hungry these future leaders of our industry are for shaping the future.”