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Agricultural Technology and Science Careers to Star in FW Event

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Farmers Weekly will once again bring agriculture to the public at its New Scientist Live event in London, October 7-9.

Few occupations offer as much potential as agriculture. But the industry needs more than just future livestock keepers and crop growers. Fresh talent from outside traditional recruiting locations is also essential to foster innovation in this area.

So, with the help of industry associations and companies, we will bring the sector to life through the ‘Future of Food and Agriculture’ exhibition that wowed audiences in Manchester earlier this year.

See: Agricultural Career: Working as a Pig Unit Manager

feed the world stage

Together with our partners, we have put together a program of talks to educate and inform non-farming audiences about farming.

Feed’s speakers World Stage will look at global challenges such as climate change, feeding a growing population, coping with extreme weather and why the food and agriculture sector is part of the solution.

They debunked several mainstream media myths about how indoor farming will expand in the future, whether lab-grown meat is really what consumers want, and why agriculture needs hydrogen energy. I will do my best to answer questions such as:

About New Scientist Live

The world’s largest science and technology festival, held in London from October 7-9. Over the three days, an estimated 25,000 people are expected to attend the event in person, with over 3,000 virtual audience members logging in to attend.

Together with our partners, we are on a mission to breathe fresh blood into the field by spreading the word that agriculture is one of the most exciting and cutting edge industries.

Interactive exhibits give visitors hands-on experience with some of the developments, proving that careers in agriculture aren’t low-tech, low-skilled, or slow-moving.

From large kits that help dig and harvest crops, to microscopic organisms that live in the soil, visitors can experience the many facets of food production.

For the first time at the London event, there will be a dedicated school day on Friday 7th October, where students will be able to speak with exhibitors and gain insight into the wide range of stem careers agriculture can offer.

Children flock to exhibits and New Scientist Live

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Big kit, big ambitions

Featuring Agco’s 10m long combine and one of John Deere’s newest tractors, the Future of Food & Agriculture exhibit will entice machine buffs. Visitors can sit in the driver’s seat, hear how machines work, and enjoy a telemetry demo that explains how farmers use data to maximize productivity.

“We are considered a ‘closed shop’ and people who are not from or associated with agriculture will not get jobs. We all know this is not the case,” he said. , says Richard Charles, Manager of Aftersales Training, Dealer Readiness and Business Development at Agco.

“We are actively trying to plant a small seed in the minds of the next generation that the agricultural industry is a viable career path. If you want to be an engineer, why not try agricultural engineering? ’” he adds.

Chris Wiltshire, Marketing Manager, UK and Ireland, John Deere, said: Those who work at John Deere can describe his career path open to them. “

A bird's-eye view of the future exhibition of food and agriculture

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Target audience

Garford, a manufacturer of precision agricultural machinery, introduces one of its most innovative weeders. “Farm equipment is high tech and will become more and more so in the future,” says Managing Director Jonathan Henry.

Garford team and 4m In Row demo greet future data scientists, engineers, technologists and marketing professionals, enabling farmers and producers to produce food to feed the world Explain why the key link is the equipment industry. .

Kuhn Managing Director Sian Pritchard said: The company will also exhibit Seed his drills. Attendees can see how Maxima tapped into GPS technology to create the incredible “moon landing” corn maze.

What else is on display?

bugs and burps

“Bugs and spooky crawlies abound, and experts stand by to answer questions about Rothamstead’s breakthrough science,” says James Clark, head of communications and public engagement.

“We explored the myths and realities behind the well-reported insect declines, giving ordinary people the opportunity to become detectives in DNA soil science and making the cow’s big burp more climate-friendly.” find a way to do it.”

Rothamstead Cattle Barpometer

seed is life

“KWS showcases the important role plant breeding plays in providing sustainable solutions for farmers,” says breeding station manager Gillian Covey.

Visitors are asked to recognize what kind of plant the seeds grow into and what products are made.

Prizes are offered for correctly matched plants, seeds, and products. “We aim to stimulate public interest in finding future plant breeders and agricultural researchers.”

educational matters

Representatives from the University of Manchester and the Royal College of Agriculture stand by to feed a new generation of graduates to address some of the most pressing global challenges facing us, particularly food security. increase.

Liam Dowson, RAU’s Director of Student Recruitment, said:

Food and Agriculture Future Team

Farmers Weekly will work with these organizations to bring the Future of Food and Agriculture exhibit to New Scientist Live.

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