The North Wyke Farm Platform

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Unlisted

Abstract

The overall premise behind the Farm Platform is: That grassland systems can be designed and managed to deliver optimal sustainable production per unit area, whilst minimising negative impacts on other ecosystem services.
The objectives of the North Wyke Farm Platform are to:

1. To provide a platform for grassland agri-environmental research.
The first year of the project will provide baseline data for animal production; water, air and soil quality; grassland productivity; and farm inputs across the whole farm platform

2. To develop sustainable grassland systems that test the optimisation of inputs and ecosystem services.
In the second year of the project we will establish 3 different management systems that will allow us to optimise inputs / outputs. These will be 'Sustainable Intensification'; 'Better use of legumes'; and 'Innovation' which will involve planned reseeding for ley grasslands. We will continue to measure the parameters in Objective 1 as measures of sustainability.

3. To assess the effect of the sustainable system on long-term trends in quantity and quality of farm outputs.
We will take a modelling approach in the later years of the project to determine these trends and to allow us to fine tune the systems.

4. To establish a demonstration site for knowledge transfer, exchange and education activities.
This will include the development of web sites which will provide access to data management, reporting and analysis tools for users, collaborators and the public.We will establish closer links with organisations such as LEAF and EBLEX and others to develop industry partnerships for KEC and education.

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Description This grant funds the North Wyke Farm Platform which is a new National Capability that provides a unique, fully instrumented platform to enable research to develop a better understanding of sustainable grassland systems. The Farm Platform provides a Research Hotel for agri-environmental research to attract researchers from different communities and disciplines to promote new ideas or tackle old problems in new ways. The Farm Platform is globally unique in that it provides the research community access to a range of in situ state-of-the-art instrumentation in hydrologically isolated fields and farmlets to better address key issues in sustainable agriculture. The Farm Platform hasthree farmlets each consisting of five hydrologically isolated fields. The underlying principle is to manage each of these farmlets differently and record the impact on the environment. As a National
Capability, we provide a set of core data including the measurement of field and water chemistry and water flow rates, greenhouse gas emissions from soils, livestock and agronomic data, and farm management records from across the Platform. These data were made available from the 31st March 2016 the Open Access Farm Platform Data Portal site.

A series of Research Case Studies and Technical Case Studies are available online, which outline ongoing projects and developments on the Farm Platform.
Exploitation Route There is considerable scope for use of the data by others. As examples a BBSRC-Link grant has been funded to study the environmental tolerance and impact of deep-rooting grasses in the farming environment (Sureroot, BB/L008548/1) and BASF have used the farm platform to parameterise their AgBalance model of agricultural sustainability in grassland.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment

URL http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/farmplatform
 
Description Early in the project the platform was featured widely in the media (e.g. BBC Spotlight News, Sunday Politics Show, BBC World -Horizon, ITV SW Politics Show). A Farmers Weekly article described how the platform "Records 1 billion litres of rainfall in 2012" and it was also featured in several Western Morning News articles in 2014. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee visited North Wyke on the 8th May 2014 to gather evidence for the 2nd Report on Food Security. The six MPs that attended were Miss Anne McIntosh (Chair; Conservative, Thirsk and Malton), Mrs Mary Glindon (Labour, North Tyneside), Sheryll Murray (Conservative , South East Cornwall), Neil Parish (Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton) and Roger Williams (Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire).The Committee were given a tour of the Farm Platform and dedicated laboratories, provided with the latest information about our research in the field and in a panel interview. The Committee found the visit 'interesting and useful' and recognised that we 'were all so enthusiastic about [our] work and the work itself was really important'. After the visit, Rothamsted Research was asked to contribute written evidence to the Committee about the importance of long-term research funding to develop sustainable livestock farming systems.The Report said the Committee 'were impressed with the range of practical research we saw at Rothamsted Research Institute' and emphasised the need for 'greater research effort and funding directed at reducing [GHG] emissions from more intensive beef, sheep and dairy farming systems' and 'run off from soil', and 'protecting soil quality'. They recognised that a 'shortage of whole or sub-farm scale research environments remains a constraint on certain types of agricultural systems research in which livestock and other farming systems' could be replicated and stressed the 'importance of systems and holistic approaches for longer term adaptation to underpin food security'. Rothamsted Research North Wyke was delighted to host the first meeting of the North Wyke and Duchy College Research Advisory Group on February 15th. Established in partnership with Duchy College Rural Business School, this new grouping comprises key farming representatives who will provide industry perspective and specialist advice on the research being undertaken by Rothamsted Research North Wyke and Duchy College Future Farm. Comprising leading beef, sheep and dairy farmers, as well as nutritionists, vets, agronomists and representatives from farming and environmental organisations including the National Sheep Association, LEAF and West Country Rivers Trust, the Research Advisory Group will help to ensure that the research expertise and state of the art facilities at North Wyke, including the Farm Platform National Capability, can be harnessed to their fullest extent for the benefit of the farming sector. Speaking after the first meeting, Research Advisory Group member Pauhla Whittaker, who with her husband runs Overtown Farm, an organic beef and sheep in Gloucestershire, was positive about the impact that this closer collaboration can have for the sector. "It is incredibly inspiring, especially at a time when, as a farmer, things can be challenging". Head of Site Professor Michael Lee was similarly positive about the day. "The Research Advisory Group launch went very well and the discussions afterwards were exactly what I wished to see with leading farmers and stakeholders enthused about what we are trying to achieve and how they can input". Going forward the Research Advisory Group will help strengthen our farming links, aiding dialogue between researchers and farmers to highlight topical issues in agriculture and disseminate research findings and best practise to the wider farming community. The experience and knowledge of the group will be key in helping to shape the research undertaken at North Wyke and Future Farm to maximise its benefit for both academia and industry.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Title Farm Platform Data Portal 
Description The Farm Platform Data Portal contains data for the Farm Platform at North Wyke in Devon and makes this available to both Rothamsted staff and the wider research community. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This database allows open access to researchers to utilise the core data generated from the Farm Platform National Capability. The database was release in 2016 so it is still early to assess the impact resulting from its development. 
URL https://nwfp.rothamsted.ac.uk/
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation INIA Uruguay
Country Uruguay 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation Massey University
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation Penn State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation University of Alberta
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation University of Wisconsin-Madison
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description Global Farm Platform 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Farm Platform partnership brings together the University of Alberta (Canada), the University of Bristol (UK), Kansas State University (USA), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (India), the Instituto National de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA, Uruguay), The University of Leeds (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Penn State University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Western Australia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Zhejiang University (China). The key partners already have a strong history of working together, and are each linked to a number of relevant institutions that will make further valuable contributions to the Global Farm Platform.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership will allow flow of skills and knowledge across each farm platform to ascertain the most efficient production system in contrasting climatic conditions. Key lessons learnt from these farm platforms can then help inform policy makers in the participating countries of the most efficient and therefore sustainable systems for livestock production.
Impact •Combined International Workshop on Sustainable Livestock Production Systems and IPA Project Meeting on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cattle in India, 17-21 August 2015 •Animal Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network - 5th Nov 2014 •GII Training Workshop on Sustainable Dairy Production, Pookode, Kerala 5-6 Jan 2015 •GII/WUN Workshop in Madison, 24th-26th November 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop in Nanjing, 27-30 October 2014 •GII/WUN Workshop October 2014 - Zhejiang University & Nanjing Agricultural University •WUN Workshop September 2014: University of Western Australia, Perth •2014, June: North Wyke & University of Bristol
Start Year 2017
 
Description INIA - Partnering Award (Cardenas PI) 
Organisation INIA Uruguay
Country Uruguay 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Background and scientific objectives The overall objective of this project is to develop collaborations and share knowledge between two world renowned research institutes with expertise in grassland/livestock research. Grasslands occupy over 40% of the global biosphere1 and contribute significantly to the global production of milk and meat, and thus are a vital factor in global food security. Pasture occupies 61% of the UK's agricultural land2. In Uruguay, the total area of grazed grassland amounts to 12.7 million hectares, representing 78% of Uruguay's agricultural land3. Both countries have similarities in their grassland-based animal production, whilst climate conditions offer a gradient that is pertinent for common discussion of methodological approaches, scientific advances and knowledge gaps.
Collaborator Contribution Through a partnership between Rothamsted Research (RRes) in the UK and the Instituto National de Investigacion Agropecuaria (INIA) in Uruguay, we aim to develop farm and environmental metrics using long-term data from two grassland livestock experimental platforms with comparable climate but contrasting geographies and soil types by: • Promoting scientific exchange of knowledge and best practice through reciprocal visits and workshops involving research staff; • Promoting training through reciprocal visits and workshops involving students and early-career researchers; • Pooling resources and capacities through sharing of experimental and field facilities.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Visit by Chinese Student to North Wyke 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Department Statistical Sciences Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution exchange student visited North Wyke as part of this partnership award (June - October)
Start Year 2013
 
Description AGROVISTA Farmers Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Event lead by Agrovista for 60 farmers relating to grassland farming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description AHDB Dairy Discussion Group Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by AHDB Dairy Discussion Group for Farm Platform tour and knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description AgriTech Innovation Day - Rothamsted Research, North Wyke (8 Dec 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosting an AgriTech Innovation Day on the North Wyke Farm Platform - including tour of the platform. Presentations/pitches of project ideas by commercial and academic attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alltech Visit (08/05/15) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alltech E-CO2 meeting - Visit by Chris Davies, Andrew Wynne, James Wynne and Ben Braou.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Alltech Visit (12/05/15) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Nicolas Body, Tim Shell and Professor Maurice Boland for farm platform tour/discussions re. future collaborations & strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Film Crew 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC film for local and national news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC News Filming 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Local news report on the North Wyke Farm Platform, interviews with PI and other staff. Went out as a 5 minute slot on BBC Spotlight local news programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBSRC - BSI Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by BBSRC - Bio Science for Industry Strategy Advisory Panel (25 attendees) - interactive workshop re. North Wyke research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBSRC Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Update meeting with Andy Noble, Sadhana Shana and Lydia Darragh from BBSRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BGS & Beneath Our Feet Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact British Grassland Society & Rothamsted Research "Beneath our Feet" event on North Wyke Farm Platform. Workshop & presentations from Soil Advisors, Quickes, Dow AgroSciences and Germinal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BGS Corporate Members Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by 20 corporate members of British Grassland Society to view Farm Platform and discuss research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CARS PG Symposium (Plymouth University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Plymouth University students & lecturers as part of the CARS (Centre for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability) PG Symposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description China Partnering Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact International workshop with China Agriculture University to discuss soil science and future opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Compost & Digestate Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 attendees visited the site to discuss outcomes of various projects relating to composting and digestate application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description DEFRA Visit (April 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Sara Eppel (Defra Policy Deputy Director) and Mike Roper re. current and future research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dairy Research Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by 14 members of Dairy Research Advisory group to North Wyke to discuss research activities/opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Devon & Cornwall Business Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Karen Woodward and Ben Rhodes from Devon & Cornwall Council to present Farm Platform facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Duchy College Students Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Sam Walker (Lecturer) & 11 Duchy College students for a tour of Farm Platform & assist with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EBLEX Farmers Grassland Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact EBLEX lead event for 70 farmers, held at North Wyke to discuss grassland farming issues against a backdrop of the North Wyke Farm PLatform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EBLEX led visit of New Zealand Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Fact-finding visit by a group of NZ farmers, lead by EBLEX to look at UK grassland farming practices and the research behind decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Exeter University Visit (Feb 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by 17 Food Security MSc Students from Exeter University - tour of farm platform, discussion workshops/exercises to assist with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exhibit at Beef SW, Westpoint, Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibit at regional beef event featuring North Wyke Farm Platform (BBSRC National Capability)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibit at Livestock 2016, Birmingham NEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibit at 2-day national livestock event, featuring the North Wyke Farm Platform (BBSRC National Capability) Data Portal plus contributions to 2 theatre talks each day in the Forage Field area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FSLRA ' Animal Event' (Bristol & Exeter Universities) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss animal science and the potential of the Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description FWAG Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Rosemary Teverson and Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group to the Farm Platform for presentation/tour/discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Farmer working group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Second meeting of Farmers to discuss potential work on the Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description First North Wyke - China Agriculture University Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was held in May 2012 with a delegation from CAU visiting North Wyke for 4 days of presentations and discussion. This is a collaboration between Rothamsted Research, North Wyke and CAU to develop mutual interests in soil science and to utilise the North Wyke Farm Platform and long term experiments in China. The workshop was an initial meeting of lead researchers to scope out future projects and exchanges.

no actual impacts realised to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description First Research Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First North Wyke and Duchy College Research Advisory Group Meeting - a discussion/advice group of approx. 15-20 key stakeholders (farmers/nutritionists/representatives from NBA, NSA and LEAF, WCRT etc).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GFP Statement of Intent Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion re. the Global Farm Platform Statement of Intent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description GRSB Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Ruraidh Petre from Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef - discussions re. knowledge sharing/collaboration opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IBERS & Germinal Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting between Rothamsted Research, IBERS & Germinal re. Farm Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description INIA Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Alvaro Roel, Dr Jorge Sawchik, Ms Veronica Zanotta from INIA Uruguay (and Simon Vaughan from Harpenden) - to discuss research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Leaf UK Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Visit by Caroline Drummond & Kathryn Mitchell from Leaf UK - discuss potential future role of North Wyke Farm Platform as a Leaf Innovation Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lyd Valley Dairy Discussion Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop/Tour with Lyd Valley Dairy Discussion Group to discuss current/future Farm Platform research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NFU Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Paul Cottington from National Farmers Union for 'Soils Event' workshop at North Wyke re. the Farm Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description North Wyke Farm Platform Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch event for North Wyke Farm Platform. 80 participants including members of BBSRC Council, Universities, Industry etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description North Wyke Farm Platform Launch - Farmers Event with Exeter University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a workshop to introduce farmers to the Farm Platform and discuss future relationships with the farming community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description North Wyke Strategic Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with 30 colleagues from Harpenden office and Bristol University re. the Farm Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Pasture Fed Livestock Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by 40 members of the Pasture fed livestock association to see Farm Platform and discuss opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plymouth University Students Visit + Rod Blackshaw 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by 25 Plymouth university students & a lecturer to see Farm Platform and alignment with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plymouth University Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Professor Peter Matthews from Plymouth University and 47 students - tour of farm platform, facilities, research activities & alignment with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plymouth University visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Professor Peter Mathews (Lecturer) and 61 Plymouth University students to the Farm Platform to assist with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to Sainsbury's Agriculture Team at HQ in London (6 Feb 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Sainsbury's Agriculture team on the North Wyke Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RAU Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit to Farm Platform by 38 Royal Agricultural University students to assist with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SQDTP Cohort Event Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by 30 SWDTP students (South West Doctoral Training Partnership) to the Farm Platform as part of their PhD studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SRUC visit by Prof Bob Rees 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions on potential joint research activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SW Water Visit/Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting/Workshop with 10 attendees from South West water
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SWESDIG Autumn Meeting & AGM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit & AGM for 25 members of South West Soils Discussion Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sure Root Start Up meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Visit by Sure Root group to initiate Start Up meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk on Water Management at LEAF IFM conference (Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury (19 May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk about the LEAF Demonstration Farm (NWFP) at a key national conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk to Herts. University of the 3rd Age group, Woolmer Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to retired academics and general public on the North Wyke Farm Platform and sustainable meat production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tamar Valley Dairy Discussion Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Tamar Valley Dairy Discussion Group (16 farmers) to see & discuss the latest Farm Platform progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UKTI Officer Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Steve Thompson (UKTI Officer) for tour/discussion of Farm Platform facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by AFBI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Ray Atkinson (North America Business Development Officer for AFBI) to disseminate knowledge/advice/share research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by AHDB Board (Adam Quinney, Ros Turner, Duncan Nelless, Gill Fine) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by AHDB beef & lamb - farmers, advisors and consultants (25 people) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by AHDB beef and lamb (SW Discussion Group) (11 May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of the Farm Platform and discussions on key topics of interest to the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by AHDB beef and lamb group (farmers, advisors, consultants) (22 June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of the Farm Platform and discussion on topics of interest to the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by AHDB beef& lamb (SW discussion group) + Tamar Valley Group (12 farmers altogether) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP - discussion on sustainable intensification in agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by ARM Holdings (Andrew Frame 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by AgResearch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Professor Richard McDowell from AgResearch, New Zealand - tour & knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Alltech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Helen Warren from Alltech for presentation of Farm Platform facilities & to discuss future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by BASF 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Ian Ford and Steve Waterhouse (BASF) for knowledge sharing on sustainable farming research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by BBC Plymouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Visit by Ben Woolvin (BBC Plymouth) to discuss/film Farm Platform activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Bristol Uni. (David Barrett, Lisa Morgans, Hannah Robins, Nikki Machie, Chris Whiting,Tom Chisnall) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Bristol University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Professor Richard Evershed from Bristol University, Iain Kendall (PhD Student) and Roz Gillis (postdoc zoo-archaeologist from Natural History Museum in Paris).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Bristol University and KVASU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Siobhan Mullen and Joseph Surej from KVASU for farm platform tour and discussions re. welfare assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by British Association of Green Crop Driers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by the group to see current research and discuss future opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by CF Fertilisers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss negotiations with CF Fertilisers regarding new research work at Farm Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by CIAT Kenya (Rolf Sommer & An Notenbaert) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by COELITION (Behavioural Data Handling) Joss Langford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Catalys Consulting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Ian Baker from Catalys Consulting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Cornwall College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Duchy College Management Team (Governors - Peter Hardaker, Jeff Beer, Sharon Dudden); CEO (Amarjit Basi), Deputy CEO (Raoul Humphreys); Director of Science & Environment (Mark Nason); Director of Rural Economy (Phil Le Grice). Tour of Farm Platform, presentations, discussion re. facilities and future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Jan Dinsdale (Farm Advisor) & Sue Hocking (Ecologist) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Countryfile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Visit by the Countryfile team to view/film Farm Platform facilities/activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by DEFRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Dan McGonigle + 6 Defra colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Dairy Crest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Sarah McCrudden from Dairy Crest and 35 Waitrose farmers for farm platform tour and knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by David Stevens (AgResearch NZ), Marie Casey (NZ Grassland Assoc.) and Michael Santhanan-Martin (Melbourne Uni., Aus) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Devon Wildlife Trust (Louise Davies + 15 colleagues) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Duchy College Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Phil Pengelly (lecturer) and 25 Duchy College students for tour of Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Duchy College Students (Jan 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by 5 Applied Agricultural Science Students from Duchy College to see Farm Platform activities & assist with course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Duchy Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Duchy College Students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by EBLEX (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by and up to date discussions with Kim Matthews from EBLEX and Chris Lloyd, Mary Vickers, Liz Genever, Sam Boon and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by EFRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee for tour & discussion of current/future Farm Platform capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by ExIST Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tour of North Wyke for 30 members of ExIST (Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Exeter Uni. MSc students (23 Feb 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tour of the Farm Platform then a "Dragons Den" activity based on the farmlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Exeter University (Nov 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Jeff Jia and colleagues from Exeter University Business School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Exeter University Geography Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Field trip by Exeter undergrads to see Farm Platform facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Exmoor National Park 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Exmoor National Park staff to discuss potential research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Free Range Dairy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Carol Leaver and Neil Darwent from Free Range Dairy to see Farm Platform & discuss future opportunities together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by GEA Farm Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Anthony Andrew from GEA Farm Technologies re. new facilities for Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by German Students from University of Kassell 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Field trip by 20 students from University of Kassell to see Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by Germinal (Ben Wixey, Helen Mathieu, Daniel Loe, Iain Eadie) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Guillaume Bernard 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Guillaume Bernard (Buffield Scholar) for tour of farm platform, discussions re. activities/practices and knowledge sharing and potential research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Health Protection Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Bernd Eggen of the Health Protection Agency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by INIA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Fabio Montossi from INIA to North Wyke (following visit to Rothamsted Research Harpenden). Meeting with Robetr Orr/Bruce Griffith, tour for Farm Platform facilities and discussion re. future collaboration activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by INIA (Jan 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Professor Abad Chabbi from INRA. Tour of Farm Platform, research knowledge sharing followed by seminar presented by Prof. Chabbi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by INIA Uruguay (Bruno Lanfranco & Enrique Fernandez) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by INIA Uruguay (Fernando Lattanzi, Jose Velazco, Valentina Rubio and Jose Terra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Inner Mongolia Academy of Agricultural & Animal Husbandry Sciences (7 scientists & students) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by International Commission on Continental Erosion (20 people) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Janice Kiely (UWE Bristol & Bio-sensing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP and exploration of opportunities for collaborations in relation to sensors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Liz Genever from EBLEX 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with & visit by Liz Genever from EBLEX to the Farm Platform to discuss latest research & North Wyke capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Lord de Mauley 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Lord de Mauley (Defra minister) for tour of Farm Platform facilities and research update.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by MSc 'Food Security' students from Exeter University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by MSc 'Food Security' students from Exeter University to discuss/learn about the Farm Platform research activities & how it aligns with their course studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Mark Farrell, CSIRO, Adelaide, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Marks & Spencer Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Marks & Spencer (Carmel McQuaid & Claire Quinn) to introduce the Farm Platform and discuss future partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Matt Lobley + 14 Exeter Uni. MSc (POLM074) students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dragon's Den style interactive event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Mole Valley Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Mole Valley Farmers Beef Specialists (Lachlan MacLachlan and Adam May) to gain update on Farm Platform activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Mole Valley Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Hugh Frost (Technical Manager Forage Services) from Mole Valley Farmers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Mole Valley Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Hugh Frost and Mole Valley Farmers Technical Sales Team (33 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Mole Valley Farmers (Robin Hawkey, John Lawrence, Felicity Lenyk, Julie Edwards) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Mulloon Institute, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Tony Coote from Mulloon Institute, Australia for Farm Platform tour and knowledge sharing discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by NFU South West 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by NFU South West Regional Board (29 members) to view current Farm Platform research & discuss future research activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by National Sheep Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Sheep Association meeting at North Wyke & discussions re. Farm Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by National Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by National Trust (Food and Farming, Conservation and Advisory Group - 12 Board members) to view Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Natural England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Natural England for Farm Platform tour & update on research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Natural England (Steve Peel, Paul Muto, David Martin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Natural England (Steve Peel, Paul Muto, David Martin) (14 June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of the farm Platform and discussion on Data Portal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Philip Bowern - Western Morning News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview/discussion and Farm Platform tour with Philip Bowern from Western Morning News.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Plymouth University students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Group of Environmental Science students from Plymouth visited North Wyke to learn about issues relating to diffuse pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by Prof Bob Rees (SRUC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform (National Capability)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Prof Richard Bardgett & Manchester, Aberdeen and Belfast Iniversties' colleagues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of the Farm Platform and discussions on potential research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Prof Richard Bardgett (Manchester Uni) + 10 colleagues (Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Quicke's & Pearce Seed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Adam Reeves (Quicke's Farm Manager) and John Harris (Pearce Seeds) re. knowledge sharing and research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Ravensdown Fertilizers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Ravensdown, Fertilizer Manufacturers from New Zealand to discuss UK grassland science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by Reading University MSc students (14 April 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tour of the Farm Platform and samples taken of soils and earthworms on the farmlets in an initial survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Roger Wilkins 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar by Roger Wilkinson (Rothamsted Research) followed by tour of Rowden Buildings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Rothamsted Research (Harpenden) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of Farm Platform with Mike Birkett and Andre Sarria from Rothamsted Research (Harpenden), followed by their seminar to North Wyke staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by SW region of National Sheep Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by 30 members of the South West region of the National Sheep Association to gain update of Farm Platform facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Sainsburys (Agriculture - John Brocklehurst) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute & Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Ben Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute + Lancaster University (13 people) - to share knowledge, practices & research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by South West Livestock Board (NFU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact South West Livestock Board (NFU) held their own meeting at NW followed by a tour of the facility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit by Stabiliser Cattle Society (Duncan Pullar, Richard Fuller + 50 farmers) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Tom Sizmur (Reading Uni.) + 5 MSc students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP and field activities relating to worm counts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by UWE Bristol by Janice Kiely (26 April 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tour of the Farm Platform and discussion on biosensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by Unilever 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Dr Stephen Barnwell (R & D Director) from Unilever to gain overview of & discuss Farm Platform activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Universities South West 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Robin Bower (Business Engagement Manager for Universities SW).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by University of Adelaide 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Ann McNeill from University of Adelaide - tour of farm platform/knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by University of Alberta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Professor Erasmus Okine from University of Alberta, Canada for Farm Platform tour/discussion/potential research opportunities & knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Andy Forbes (Honorary Professor, School of Vet. Medicine, University Of Glasgow) discussing the AHDB Control of cattle parasites sustainably (COWS) project in relation to NW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by University of Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by Professor David Raubenheimer, University of Sydney for discussion/knowledge sharing with students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Wageningen University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Imke de Boer and Martin Van Ittersum from Wageningen University to discuss research activities/potential collaborations and gain overview of farm platform capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Wessex Water 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Wessex Water's Catchment Management Team (Tim Stephens & 7 others).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from Genus plc 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Arwel Owen and Paul Nunn from Genus - tour/discussion of Farm Platform research & possible collaborations/knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit from Reading University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit by Prof. Peter Gregory from Reading University for tour of Farm Platform before afternoon seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from University of Alberta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Professor Ellen Goddard from University of Alberta, plus tour of Farm Platform facilities & discussion of research capabilities followed by her seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from University of West Indies at Mona, Jamaica 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit by Jane Cohen, (lecturer at University of West Indies at Mona, Jamaica), for tour/discussion/knowledge sharing re. Farm Platform research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from Yara 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Natalie Wood, Nigel Hester, Rosie Carne, Joerg Jasper and Joachim Lammel from Yara - Tour of Farm Platform, research discussions with senior scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by 30 SWDTP students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by 30 SWDTP students to the NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by DWT Taw and Torridge catchment farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by DWT Taw and Torridge catchment farmers to look at research ideas for their farms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Frank Dunshea (University of Melbourne) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by Frank Dunshea (University of Melbourne) to discuss collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Georgina Pickworth (University of Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by Georgina Pickworth (University of Bristol) to discuss research opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Hai-Chun Jing (Chinese Academy of Science) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Hai-Chun Jing (Chinese Academy of Science) to the NWFP to discuss collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Harriet Bartlett (University of Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by Harriet Bartlett (University of Cambridge) to explore research opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Matt Lobley plus 12 Exeter MSc students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by Matt Lobley plus 12 MSc students to undertake a "Dragons Den" activity based on the platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Simon Marsh, Harper Adams University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by Simon Marsh, Harper Adams University to discuss collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to North Wyke Farm Platform by Thomas Didion plus DLF farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to NWFP by Thomas Didion plus DLF farmers to discuss research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description West Country Rivers Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guided tour of the North Wyke Farm Platform with talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017