Innovative Farmers is a not-for-profit network, managed by Soil Association, that connects farmers and growers with researchers to conduct on-farm trials known as field labs. Since 2012, we’ve launched over 150 field labs across the UK, awarding over £650k of funding in small grants to groups of farmers. This funding helps take some of the risk out innovation and gives farmers and growers the confidence to test ideas that otherwise would have remained on the drawing board. Our network extends across the UK and is open to anyone who farms or grows commercially; whether in dairy, arable, horticulture, livestock, on a small-holding or an estate.
Come and chat to us in the Soil Association tent