The RNAA, in partnership with AgriTech East, were delighted to take part in AgriTech Week 2017. For the fourth year running, this week long series of events and activities throughout the region, highlighted the important technological and scientific innovations in agriculture and, importantly, bridged the relationship between scientists and farmers.

This year’s RNAA Leadership Lecture, was delivered by Professor Allan Buckwell, a pre-eminent agricultural economist and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy. Over 80 RNAA members and their guests heard Prof Buckwell expound his views on the future of agriculture in the UK in a post-Brexit environment, concluding that to make the most of the new conditions, UK farmers needed to continue to embrace new technologies and advances. Prof Buckwell’s slides can be found here and a fuller report of the event from the Eastern Daily Press in farming pages can be read here.

In addition, a panel of farmers and agriculturalists debated and explored the big issues of the day in a discussion and question time, hosted by BBC Farming Today’s, Anna Hill.

More details about Agri Tech East and Agritech Week 2017 can be found here.

The RNAA is very grateful to Lloyd’s Banking Group for their generous sponsorship of this event and Easton & Otley College for hosting it.


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