Celebrating 10 years of farmer-led research

In the last decade, Innovative Farmers has launched over 120 field labs and awarded over £450,000 in grants to groups of farmers supporting them to research the issues that matter to them. When we began, our concept of ’field labs’ - on-farm trials - was not well understood. But now the model is firmly entering the mainstream. 

Field labs have increased farmers’ confidence in on-farm experimentation and innovation. They have also highlighted to the research community the benefits of collaboration with farmers. We have nurtured a culture of sharing across the farming industry and seen an increased recognition of the value of on-farm trials.

Take a look at a selection of the farmer-led research projects below, discover their findings and learn the story of how they came about. 

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