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South West AgriTech Showcase returns

Building on the success of last year’s event, the South West AgriTech Showcase will be returning with a packed agenda and at a new venue, on Thursday 21 March 2024.

The event will focus on innovation and technology within agriculture, its commercialisation and adoption and how this can improve farming businesses and profitability.

“We will look at livestock, arable and dairy...

With agriculture is becoming increasingly tech-focussed, digital skills are increasingly important

Lack of agri-tech knowledge 'holding farmers back'

A lack of knowledge is holding many farmers back from investing in new agricultural technology, according to a new survey by NFU Mutual .

Lack of access to finance was the second highest reason limiting respondents (30%), followed by uncertainty about the future (17%) and supply chain difficulties (7%).

Agriculture in the South West accounts for over £4bn of the region's...


Free agri-tech training courses to tackle farming and woodland management skills shortages launched in the South West

In January, Duchy College in Cornwall and Bicton College in Devon are running an 8-week Agri-Tech woodland management course to teach the technical skills needed in modern woodland management and farming.

The course is delivered through the Train4Tomorrow programme, a government-funded initiative supporting adults in the South West to develop the in-demand technology skills required...