Calling all farmers and scientists aged 18-30! Join Agri-Tech East for the next free-to-attend Young Innovators meeting in Cambridge this July.

Designed to help farmers and scientists understand more about each other’s worlds, the Forum organises informal events in the lab and the field aimed at helping bridge the gap between research and production. Read more about previous events here.

This July, the Forum is heading to KWS Seed Breeders! Attendees will find out more about the research that goes on to produce some of the latest seed varieties.

  • Discover the seed breeding process – from identifying desirable traits to variety selection
  • Tour field trials of new varieties

The event will cover how this leading breeder selects for certain traits (for example, disease resistance and higher yields, through to baking quality, or ethanol yield depending on the purpose!) and then will be following the journey of a new variety, from initial glasshouse trials right through to replicable field trials.

With new technologies and science filtering into the process (such as phenotyping and molecular technology), now is a fantastic time to learn more about the future of seed breeding.

If you’re a young farmer, or a young scientist, join Agri-Tech East at this free event on Wednesday 13th July, from 6pm to learn more about the process of seed breeding.

For further information and to register, please contact becky.dodds@agritech-east.co.uk. Places are limited and on a first come, first serve basis!

Young Innovator’s Forum Cambridge is an Agri-Tech East event kindly sponsored by The Morley Agricultural Foundation, and run in partnership with Cambridgeshire Young Farmer’s Club and the University of Cambridge.