15 February 2021
Innovating the future of farming is at the forefront of what we do at Harper Adams. And, with leading research projects and enthusiastic students, this passion for sustainable food chains is something we want to share with the world.
Last night (Sunday 14 February) this forward thinking attitude was showcased on the BBC documentary series Follow the Food. The episode, entitled ‘Growing new farmers’, sought to highlight the progressive work of young farmers across the world, decreasing the age gap in farming and showcasing the valuable work farmers can do.
MEng (Hons) Agricultural Engineering student Will Flittner featured, sharing his thoughts on how engineering and technology are “the real essence of the future of agriculture”. He then went on to show the Hands Free Farm, along with Senior Lecturer Kit Franklin. Saying how the research project had inspired him as a prospective student, Kit then demonstrated the technology in action.
The episode is still available to watch on the BBC Follow the Food website and can be found here, under Series Two Episode Three.
To find out more about the ways we are encouraging students to engage with the future of the industry, you can read about their dissertation projects here.