Cultivation/Production, Europe, UK, Ireland, Research, Smart Farming

AHDB Potatoes looking to find Strategic Farm host in east of England

AHDB is looking for two forward-thinking Arable farmers in England who grow either cereals and oilseeds or potatoes to host new AHDB Strategic Farms.

Following the success of the Strategic Potato Farm at Elvedon Farms in Thetford, and the positive start to the Cereals & Oilseeds Strategic Farms at Stowmarket, Leamington Spa, AHDB is now looking for a host to build on the legacy and help progress the research.

Strategic Farms put research into practice, bringing ideas from the lab into real-farm situations. The aims of the initiative are to get farmers working together and discussing how to make positive change in their region. By adding their local knowledge and experience to the latest research, AHDB says they have seen excellent results. The host will be a key part of this, and we are looking for an open minded, forward-thinking grower who enjoys working with others.

According to Andrew Francis, Farm Director at SPot Farm East, Elveden Farms Ltd says: “Our decision to host a SPot Farm was born out of a quest for knowledge, we have several challenges that come in to our business and potato businesses in the area who have light soils. Holding a SPot farm here allows us to look at best practice and innovation.”

Go to this page on the AHDB website for further details

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