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Farm491 to host webinars exploring UK agriculture state of affairs

Farm491, part of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester, is set to host a series of three webinars exploring the current policy landscape, market trends and challenges within UK agriculture.

And the first one takes place tomorrow (September 29).

Over the coming weeks, leading academics will delve into their specialist areas to explain how agricultural practices have evolved, the potential innovations that can take place and the obstacles that might be encountered along the way.

Verity Payne, Farm491's centre and events manager, said: "This series is intended to provide an oversight to those businesses who are thinking about launching, diversifying or growing into the agricultural and land management sector to help them better understand their business customers and discover where opportunities might lie, both now and in years to come."

The session on September 29 will cover Global and local opportunities for higher animal welfare, and will be delivered by Professor David Main, professor of production, animal health and welfare at the RAU.

The second session will be held on October 6, where Adam Hinchcliffe, crop production and agronomy lecturer, will discuss Policy, challenges and opportunities in arable farming.

The series will conclude on October 20, when Professor Louise Manning, professor of agri-food and supply chain production at the RAU, will address the Complexities of championing integrity in food supply chains.

Farm491 has supported 200 start-ups and has over 70 members, which it brings together in a unique incubation space and hub. The unit, which is part of the Royal Agricultural University, is dedicated to tech start-ups focused on agriculture, horticulture, food and environmental sustainability.

Sessions are free to Farm491 members and cost £12 per session for non-members. Sessions can be listened to live or recordings can be provided.

Find the specific event details and purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rau-farm491-15772300634. 

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