Innovative Farmers

Helping find lasting solutions to practical problems.

Farming faces stark financial and environmental challenges. The answers are coming from farmers, who are finding new ways to grow better food and cut waste and pollution, all whilst boosting their profit margins. Many of the best ideas in farming have always come from farmers. But most research happens off-farm. When farmers trial, test or analyse, they're often going it alone.

Innovative Farmers brings together groups of farmers with researchers from top agricultural institutions in practical 'field labs'. This means you get reliable results and practical solutions to the challenges your business is facing.

Innovative Farmers is part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme, funded by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation through the sale of Waitrose Duchy Organic products. The network is backed by a team from LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Innovation for Agriculture, the Organic Research Centre and the Soil Association.

Find out how Innovative Farmers can benefit your farm


How it works

Who's involved

The story so far

Supporting on-farm innovation is so important to the industry. We need to get serious, experiment and keep on experimenting

Paul Redmore, Farm Manager, Neston Park Farm, Wiltshire
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