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SmartAg 15

Published 20 July 15

Smart Ag 2015The application of smart technologies in agriculture is nothing new but in order for industry to thrive it must look across the fence and see what technologies other industries are developing and what opportunities they present. 

SmartAg 2015 will take place on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at Birmingham’s ICC and aims to bridge the gap between farming and technology, inspiring the development of innovative technologies to address future challenges facing the agricultural industries. 

AHDB Chairman, Sir Peter Kendall looks forward to the event saying “Smart, high tech farming is taking off across the world. The UK must be at the forefront of evaluating and adopting the very best techniques to enable the production of more high quality produce in a sustainable manner. This conference gives us a great opportunity to investigate how new technologies could shape the future of our industry”. 

Who should attend?
A must for researchers and developers of innovative technology, decision support systems, quantum imaging, computer science, sensors, computing, engineering, information technology and robotics.  

The conference will focus on smart technology encompassing engineering, sensors, nano technology, decision support systems and robotics and will be presented in three key areas: 

Sensors
We can collect vast amounts of data based on virtually everything we do but to make this data useful it is essential that we understand what we need and how we can collect it as efficiently as possible. In the first session two experts will describe experimental technology that is testing the boundaries of what we have previously thought possible. 

Data 
Once data has been collected it needs to be interpreted and presented in a useful way. In this session two experts will describe how data can be collated, interpreted and presented and then used by farmers and growers in an accessible way. 

Application 
When data has been collected, interpreted and presented to a farmer or grower, the application of this information presents opportunities that could lead to more efficient, safe or novel production. In the last session three experts will describe how innovative robotics, logistics and agricultural engineering could change the way we farm or grow crops. 

For more information and to book your place, visit www.smartag.ahdb.org.uk

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