Speakers will examine the issue of Precision Farming at this year’s joint Essex Agricultural Society and Writtle College conference.
The event, which will be held in the Northumberland Lecture Theatre at the College on 18 November, will look at the technological and engineering developments that underpin precision farming in order to maximise productivity.
The conference, which will run from 8.15am to 1pm, will be opened by Dr Stephen Waite, Principal of Writtle College, with sessions chaired by Robert Stacey, Chair of the EAS.
Adrian Fullman, a Precision expert from machinery specialists Tuckwells; Keith Golding, from agriculture research station Rothamsted Research Centre; and Peter Croot, from precision farming advisors SOYL, will give talk about precision farming in today’s world.
Professor Simon Blackmore, Head of Engineering at Harper Adams University, and Jeremy Durrant, an Essex Farmer, will look to the future of precision farming, with a summary by James Tuckwell, Managing Director of Tuckwells, closing the event.
Mr Stacey, Chair of the EAS, said: “The conference will be a chance for farmers to find out whether precision farming is for them. They may already operate in this way but may wish to update their practices. This will be their chance to find out more and to chat to other farmers about their experiences. It will be an opportunity to look at ways to become more efficient in these times of ever decreasing margins.”
• Tickets cost £30 each for EAS non-members, £20 for EAS member s and £10 to Young Farmers Club members. To book a place, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org