Fuelling farmers' bright ideas
Many of the best ideas in farming have always come from farmers like you. But most research happens off-farm. When you trial, test or analyse, you’re often going it alone. And that’s why, with the Innovative Farmers network we’re backing innovation on the ground.
Working together, we can find lasting solutions to practical problems, from managing weeds and pests with fewer chemicals to testing more sustainable animal feeds.
Innovative Farmers is part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme and is funded by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation through sales of Duchy Organic products in Waitrose. The network is backed by a team from LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Innovation for Agriculture, the Organic Research Centre and the Soil Association.
The network is made up of people like you. A growing group of farmers, advisors, researchers and businesses; working together to tackle the stark challenges which farming faces.
I think people come along to the field labs because they are interested in a sustainable and economically viable system. A lot of farmers are going direct to industry for help when we should be working with advisors and other farmers.David Finlay Cream O Galloway, Rainton Farm, Scotland