Game-Changing Technologies for Dorset Agriculture - Conference

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Conference and Exhibition for Dorset’s Agri –Tech

Friday 19th May 2017

"Game Changing Technologies"

Hosted by

Kingston Maurward College and Dorset County Council

at Kingston Maurward

This is a high level conference with the Department of Industry and Trade, suppliers to Agriculture, researchers farmers and educationalists present.

Delegates will hear a series of Industry leaders who will identify just what Agri tech means and the potential benefits for Dorset.

A ‘market place’ during the day will allow agriculture related businesses and bodies to showcase their wares.

Workshops will discuss current challenges in agriculture and prioritise possible solutions with the networking of solutions from other sectors.

Headteachers of local schools will be able to see for themselves the variety of skills and calibre of youngsters that are required to assist this industry to realise the potential.

Confirmed Speakers are

  • Simon Hoare MP

  • Janet Bainbridge OBE Chief Executive of Agri Technology for DIT

  • Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Graeme Cooke

  • Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos, director of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre @UWE Bristol

  • Dr Rob Merrall President of the Institute of Agricultural Engineers

Topics for the day will include:-

  • Agri-Tech and Agri-food: The scope and opportunities of the subject

  • The Agri engineering revolution what will it look like in years to come?

  • Animal health the challenges and emerging solution

  • The practical implementations of microbial fuel cells

  • Digital world from robotics to software to datasets

  • Micro Biology the miniature world our saving grace?

  • Presentation – South West Agri-Tech: The south West’s drive to meet the funding and international opportunities challenge

  • View from the Bridge – the UK Government’s view of the importance of UK agricultural technology and its trade


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We are an educational establishment and therefore require that everyone undergoes the registration process.

I can't make it for all day will that be ok?

We would prefer you to stay all day but completely understand if you cannot make it for the whole time just let us know.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Jenny Myers Tel: 01305 215196

Business Training Adviser, Department for Agriculture, Environment and Land Based Industries Kingston Maurward

Joanna Rufus Tel: 01305 224797

Inward Investment Team,

c/o Economy & Enterprise Team, Dorset County Council


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Transport to the event please see below

The conference Exhibition takes place at the wonderful Kingston Maurward where there is ample parking. Please follow the designated signage for the conference when you arrive

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please make sure that you re register with your name

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