CropTec is the essential technical and business event for arable and mixed farmers and returns to the East of England Showground on the 29th and 30th November 2016.

More than 100 exhibitors will display the latest science and technology across the trade stands. Add topical seminars, business, grain and spraying technology hubs to the mix and CropTec is set to be one of the UK’s leading agritech events – agritech innovation and incubation hub, Farm491, is excited to join the lineup.

Farm491 officially launched earlier this autumn with the first phase of the enterprise development, Trent Lodge, opening its doors to members. Developed as a co-working environment for innovators to grow their businesses by applying technology to agriculture, the Farm491 business will be providing high-spec facilities to foster entrepreneurship, ideas generation and collaboration. It also includes access to 491 hectares of farmland for practical testing of ideas and members will gain exclusive access to RAU’s extensive support and knowledge network that includes farmers, entrepreneurs, investors and academics – as well as farming data, research, equipment and resources.

Farm491 has access to over 1,000 acres of farmland and upon completion in 2018, will comprise of two dynamic innovation spaces – practical workspaces in a converted farm barn and a state of the art technological centre.

A diverse mix of agritech entrepreneurs have already signed up for Farm491 membership. These

businesses include technologies looking at; drone surveying, land management mapping, equine behavioral tracking to online machinery rental and commodity trading platforms. The mix of ideas and cutting-edge innovation is extremely exciting, with many of these technologies shaping and carving the future of British agriculture.

Angela Simkins, Centre Director of Farm491 will be at CropTec chatting with and meeting visitors at the show. She and the Farm491 team will be joined by member, PFLA, Farm-r and SRUAV, sharing some of the innovations from current Farm491 members.

Angela said; “The Farm491 team are delighted to be exhibiting at CropTec 2016 – and we’ll be promoting some of our members’ innovations on the stand. Technology already plays a fundamental role in agriculture. From automated machines with intelligent sensors, electronic identification to apps and IT software –

technology is at the core of farming. Not only does it free up the farmer from the field, but technology is streamlining efficiency and making our farming systems even more dynamic and world-leading. Please join Farm491 at CropTec and learn more about how we may be able to support your agribusiness.”

CropTec 2016

Make sure to visit Farm491 on stand 161 to discuss their enterprise development.

We also have over 140 exhibitors at the event displaying the latest science and technology across the trade stands, while CropTec’s well established seminars and hubs will feature the latest thinking on a range of key arable topics delivered by leading specialists.

The event is free to attend for those visitors that pre-book their tickets. ALL visitors will be charged £15 on the day.