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Scottish farming trailblazers to take centre stage at inaugural Future Farming Expo in Aberdeen

By David Porter

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Visitors should prepare for a groundbreaking showcase of Scottish agricultural innovation at the inaugural Future Farming Expo Scotland.

Set to redefine Scotland’s agricultural show scene, the event is free to attend and will take place on October 10-11 at Aberdeen’s P&J Live venue and includes an exclusive look at Scotland’s new agricultural reform policy

The Future Farming Expo Scotland seeks to give farmers practical advice to meet the evolving needs of modern farming while flagging opportunities for growth. The first-of-its-kind event for Scotland will feature a roster of cutting-edge organisations at the vanguard of agricultural innovation.

Alongside a stellar line up of speakers and contributors, a variety of organisations will exhibit, including-

UNDO Carbon: Unlocking the science of nature to remove carbon from the atmosphere, UNDO utilise advanced rock weathering to lock away carbon permanently, quickly and at scale.

Utilising rhizosphere biostimulants, Gaiago are committed to revitalising agricultural soils
Utilising rhizosphere biostimulants, Gaiago are committed to revitalising agricultural soils

Gaiago: Utilising rhizosphere biostimulants, Gaiago are committed to revitalising agricultural soils, restoring and strengthening the mineral and biological balance.

LECO: LECO provides innovative and timesaving analytical instrumentation for the analysis of organic carbon content.

Fentech: Passionate about building innovative engineering solutions for agricultural application, Fentech have designed and manufactured agri machinery for over 10 years. They will be showcasing an upgraded version of their popular Simtech T-Sem 300 drill.

Hutchinsons: Omnia Field & Business manager services offer an integrated approach to agronomy, using data to help farmers make smart decisions.

Herd Advance: Introducing disruptive low carbon hybrid digital solutions, their precision hardware and data-driven software provides real time analytics and insights on herds.

And you can have your say on Scottish Government Agricultural Reform Programme; The Scottish Government stand at the Future Farming Expo will be staffed by agriculturalists ready to talk to farmers and crofters about what they can do to prepare for changing agricultural support.

They will provide information on the support available and will also be inviting visitors to the stand to have their say and shape how support is delivered by registering to participate in research, including interviews, surveys, workshops, testing and trials.

The Future Farming Expo will also host the Future Energy Integrations Conference, joining forces with two influential organisations: UK Urban AgriTech (UKUAT) and FarmTech Society. This partnership brings together the UK's leading authority on urban agriculture and a global non-profit association focused on Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Together, they are co-locating a conference, with this collaboration representing a significant milestone in advancing sustainable farming practices, driving innovation, and ensuring the resilience of our food systems.

During the event, panels of expert speakers will cover topics across eight ‘knowledge hubs’ chosen to spark engaging discussion and provide practical solutions for farmers dealing with the challenges of creating profitable, sustainable businesses. The knowledge hubs are: Business and Personal Resilience; Carbon and Soils; Arable; Livestock; Renewables and Energy; Diversification; Horticulture and Vertical Farming; and Robotics.

Cheryl Waterman, Event Producer, Future Farming Expo, explains: “We are delighted to have such a diverse range of organisations attending the Future Farming Expo, many of which are leaders in their fields and helping propel Scottish agriculture into the future.

“We have designed this event with an enormous input from Scotland’s farming community, meaning that attendees will go home armed with practical advice and inspiration for implementing positive changes on-farm.”

To find out more and book a free place at the event, visit: futurefarmingexpo.com

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