The YEN Yield Testing project is now drawing to a close. Over two seasons, farmers from across the UK have performed 48 line trials through participating in several Farmer Innovation Groups (FIGs).
We invite you to join us for a meeting where we will discuss trial results, summarise farmers’ experiences of being actively involved in knowledge generation, and share our plans for progressing the FIG way of working.
We will also show the positive partnerships that have developed between farmers, agronomists, researchers and industry members in identifying routes to yield enhancement.
From 10:00 - Opportunity for those involved in FIGs to meet
12:00 - Registration, lunch and networking
13:00 - Welcome and introduction, Roger Sylvester-Bradley (ADAS)
13:15 - Importance of farmer-centric research, Daniel Kindred (ADAS)
13:30 - Review of YEN Yield Testing FIGs and results, Sarah Kendall (ADAS) with lead farmers
14:30 - Refreshment break
14:50 - Open discussion: How do we take the farmer-centric research forward?
- Chair: Daniel Kindred (ADAS); panel: Tom MacMillan (Royal Agricultural University), Helen Aldis (Innovative Farmers), Emily Pope (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board), Ben Rayner (Defra) and Julie Ingram (Countryside and Community Research Institute)
15:30 - The future for YEN Yield Testing, Roger Sylvester-Bradley (ADAS)
15:45 - Close
Kettering Conference and Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6PB