About Agri-Tech

Agri-tech or Agricultural Technology is all about researching and developing new technologies and improving existing ones for sustainable food production.  It is a rapidly growing sector in the UK and across the world and with the world class drink, food and agriculture sector we have in Suffolk and Norfolk it is big business in our region too.

Some of the most significant food and drink companies in Europe have a major presence in Norfolk and Suffolk, including Adnams, British Sugar, Greene King, Colman’s (Unilever) and Muntons.

Agri-tech is a well-established and important UK sector. The entire agri-food supply chain, is estimated to contribute £96 billion to the UK economy.

A career in this sector could mean researching in-field phenotyping, precision farming, crop breeding, plant immunity investigation or it could mean developing tractors, combines or sprayers that can drive themselves, or how about developing a crop sensor that knows how much fertilizer a plant needs based on the amount of light reflected back to the sensor.

Robotic milking machines and data-gathering drones, have been used in the agricultural industry for a while now but the sector is growing and an increasing number of 'farmbots' are being developed which will be capable of tasks that are not possible for large scale agricultural machinery such as a 'lettuce bot' that will hoe weeds around the base of lettuces or a 'wine bot' which will prune vines.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this very exciting and growing sector, follow the various links for further information.

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Around three-quarters of the land in the East Anglia region is used for agriculture

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Careers in Agriculture - Technology
This film is one in a collection of films about careers in agriculture financed by the Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust http://www.felixcobboldtrust.org.uk The films were made by Green Shoots Productions https://www.green-shoots.org
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Trainee Agricultural Sales Representative & Demonstrator - Norwich
We require an enthusiastic and motivated trainee salesperson to join our agricultural sales and demonstration team in Norwich. Full training will be given to sell and demonstrate machinery from brands including John Deere, Manitou, Weidemann, Kuhn and Hitachi.
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Job Hunter This year we're opening the Suffolk Skills Show up to all ages, and have added 'Job Hunter'. If you're over 18 and looking for employment you need to be here! Talk to employers who are actively recruiting at the Show, find vacancies using the....
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Visit Easton and Otley College at the Suffolk Skills Show
Activities available at the Suffolk Skills Show will include:- Visit the piglets Sheep weighing Sheep Tagging Watch the handling system in use and microchip reading with the sheep Visit the horses Try the horse simulator Try the bug challenge The bricklaying...
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Come along to our Course Advice Day from 9am until 12pm and find out about our wide range of courses available for you. The Course Advice Day will offer an opportunity to meet the senior team, speak to our experienced tutors and have a tour of our fantastic....
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