Sam Watson-Jones

Sam Watson-Jones

2022

Sam is Co Founder of Small Robot Company and fourth generation arable farmer with a clear vision for making farming better. Sam was previously a management consultant at Accenture, and took over the family farm eight years ago. His focus on using technology to grow productivity and efficiency as margins continue to shrink. Sam is an experienced business operator, having run a diversified family business for the last five years. He has a range of previous experience including as an angel investor in EdTech startups.

What Does The Farm Of The Future Look Like? Where Are The Opportunities For Low Carbon Energy & Circular Economy Within UK Farming?

Barenbrug Grass Tent

Looking ahead to the farm of the future… how will we produce food sustainably and what will the farm transport and fuel look like that we need to run future systems? On the back of the recent highly acclaimed ‘Farm of the future – Journey to Net Zero’ report, this discussion explores what UK farms […]

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Robotics For Net Zero: Precision Fertiliser Spraying & Soil Sampling

Demo Arena

With input costs on the rise, farmers are increasingly under pressure. Up to 90% of inputs are wasted. This is not economically or environmentally viable. Fertiliser alone is a major contributor to agricultural emissions. Robotics gives huge scope to close the gap: delivering applications by exception. Precision monitoring alone can provide immediate value, optimising existing […]

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Robotics For Net Zero: Precision Fertiliser Spraying & Soil Sampling

Demo Arena

With input costs on the rise, farmers are increasingly under pressure. Up to 90% of inputs are wasted. This is not economically or environmentally viable. Fertiliser alone is a major contributor to agricultural emissions. Robotics gives huge scope to close the gap: delivering applications by exception. Precision monitoring alone can provide immediate value, optimising existing […]

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Innovation Insights At Groundswell 2022

Speaker's Corner

Do you want a quick overview of the latest, exciting agri-tech that is emerging in the UK? Agri-TechE has challenged its members – farmers, technologists, researchers – to summarise their new products, services or research interests in a series of 2-minute lightning presentations. This session is an opportunity for Groundswell attendees to get a taste […]

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Tuckwells & Small Robot Co: Working To Deliver Applications By Exception

Tuckwell's Stand in Demo Field

Traditionally crop inputs are applied in a broadacre approach to the entire field, regardless of the extent of the problem at hand. Utilising the power of Per Plant Farming, Small Robot Company are demonstrating the ability to integrate with existing farm sprayer equipment, precisely applying inputs only where required. First, SRC’s Tom robot scans the […]

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