The National Centre for Precision Farming, supported by Agri-Tech West are introducing the Agricultural Innovation Conference & Exhibition (AICE) at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. The event is sponsored by AHDB and features a full day of guest speakers from both industry and academia, there will also be opportunity for networking, visiting the exhibitor stands and taking part in topical focus groups within the Innovation inspiration hub. The 2018 focus for the conference is autonomous innovation within the agricultural sector with the emphasis on and the celebration of the Hands Free Hectare project which is now in its second year having completed the first completely hands free harvest in 2017.
Keynote Speaker - Caroline Drummond MBE - LEAF
Jane King - AHDB
Kit Franklin - Harper Adams
Clive Blacker - Precision Decisions
Meet the HFH Team, - Jonathan Gill, Martin Abell, Kit Franklin, Clive Blacker
Dan Halliday - New Holland
P Nageshwar Rao - TAFE
Owen Kinch - Dot Technology Corp.
Sam Watson Jones - Small Robot Company
Philip Garford - Garford UK
Charles Quick - University of Nottingham
Join the experts discussing:
Harry Henderson, AHDB - What’s next after automated cereal growing?/ Life after hands free hectare
Dr Richard Green, Harper Adams University - The role of artificial intelligence in future agri-tech development
Professor Karl Behrendt, Harper Adams University - Decision support systems for agriculture: what is the potential, what is needed and how should they work.
Professor Mark Rutter, Harper Adams University - Precision Technologies for Ruminant Livestock
Gracie Emeny, AHDB - What are the immediate short-term opportunities for automation in horticulture
Professor James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Harper Adams University - Advantages and disadvantages of farmer data sharing
Professor Simon Blackmore, Harper Adams University – Farming with Robots
Dr Elizabeth Warham, Department for International Trade - Agritech Export & Investment Opportunities