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We are a registered charity working for the public benefit through bringing together academics, practitioners and industry to share knowledge and promote professionalism in the advance and application of technology in the landbased sector.
Dr Robert Merrall appointed President of IAgrE
Rob Merrall, an independent consultant with Innovate UK, the Government's Innovation Agency has been appointed President of IAgrE.
Rob takes over the President's role for two years from soil scientist Professor Mark Kibblewhite.
"I am honoured to be appointed to this important role and look forward to helping the Institution raise its profile, continues its work post the Government's 2011 Foresight Report 'Future of food and farming', build new 'Agri-Tech' networks and encourage profitable innovation amongst agricultural engineers," said Rob.
New IAgrE application form
Following feedback from our members, we have now simplified our application form for admission, transfer and registration. The Application Form is now available as a Word Form or a PDF Form. New Guidance notes will help you in completion of the form and our Guidance on IAgrE membership grades and registration may also assist you. As before with your completed application form, you will also need to provide a current full and detailed CV which describes in detail your working history and experience. We will need copies of academic certficiates and details of education/training.
Thank you, Steve Parkin
A small celebration was held in the office to thank Steve Parkin as he retired as Chair of the IAgrE Membership Committee after 18 years service. In 2015 Steve was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from IAgrE in recognition of the tremendous service he has given the Institution over 25 years.
And thank you to Mike Hurst
We also said a big thank you to Mike Hurst for creating and maintaining our IAgrE computer systems for nearly 20 years! Mike will still be supporting us over the next few months whilst we transfer to our new website launching this summer
Successful AGM and Awards presentations at JCB
Thank you to JCB for hosting our AGM and awards presentations on Thursday 28 April.
The day was a wonderful opportunity for IAgrE to honour those who have given something back to the Institution and to the landbased sector. The awards presentation was followed by a delicious lunch and a tour of the JCB Factory and museum. The unconfirmed minutes from the AGM are now available. The full details of the Awards made and to whom are on the website.
The Leading Exhibition and Congress in Europe for Innovations in Crop Production, Protection and Agricultural Technology.
CropWorld Global is the only event held in Europe looking at new solutions to agribusiness challenges and focused on innovations across crop protection, production and related areas including irrigation, precision agriculture and regulatory developments.
Join fellow agribusiness professionals, scientists and regulators from 100 countries for 2 days of first-rate networking and new business opportunities in Amsterdam on 24-25 October 2016.
To register and find out more visit http://www.cropworld.com/ (use code IAgrE to benefit from the 20% discount)