AHDB’s new Monitor Farms are preparing to welcome growers and agronomists for their first open days of the season.

“We’re really excited to be launching three new Monitor Farms into our established programme,” says AHDB’s head of engagement, Ana Reynolds.

Real farm situations

The new hosts join 13 existing AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Monitor Farms. “At the heart of the Monitor Farm programme is the demonstration of trials of new cropping or techniques in ‘real farm’ situations,” she says.

“While we encourage attendance at all Monitor Farm open days, the launch of new farms is a great time to be involved in the programme, influence the discussions and watch progress first hand.”

New sites to visit

The three new hosts open gates throughout the summer:

  • Beverley Monitor Farm – Hall Farm, Beverley, East Yorkshire – 31 May
  • Norwich Monitor Farm – Crown Point Estate, Norfolk, Norwich – 23 June
  • Bingham Monitor Farm – Manor Farm, Bingham, Nottinghamshire – 5 July

“Due to the pace of change we’re experiencing in agriculture, there’s never been a better time to be involved,” says Ana.

“There really is something for everyone, and as a free programme centred on peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, the discussion and independent results can help shape the future of your farm, as part of the wider industry.”

Book a place

The events are free to attend. To view the full list of AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Monitor Farm meetings, learn more and book a place, visit: Farm events and agricultural shows | AHDB.

Six Monitor Farms finish the programme in 2023 – Diss, Hale Village, Huggate, Loppington, Saltash and Vale of Belvoir.