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Innovative arable and mixed farming systems for a sustainable future

for farmers, land managers, researchers and others interested in sustainable agriculture

28th October 2019, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Hear the latest practical innovative and sustainable research for arable and mixed farms funded by the Scottish Government, and discuss ideas on how we can support the environment alongside sustainable food production.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute

SolACE & TomRes stakeholder event

for farmers, advisers, agronomists, crop technologists, plant breeders, agricultural supply chain managers, agricultural researchers, agricultural policy experts and others with an interest in agricultural industries

9 October 2019

This stakeholder event aims to demonstrate the innovations and cutting-edge research for reducing water and nutrient stress in crops across Europe, namely in wheat, potato and tomato production.

Professor Dieter Helm

42nd T.B. Macaulay Lecture - Green and Prosperous Land

for directors, policymakers, researchers, elected representatives and anyone interested in sustainable development issues

2 October 2019, 5.30 to 9.30pm

Professor Dieter Helm (University of Oxford) will deliver the 42nd Macaulay Lecture at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

Clay suspension (c) James Hutton Institute

Clay mineralogy and its applications to the oil industry

for oil and gas professionals or anyone interested in clays

1 to 4 October 2019, 9am to 5pm

A training course offered by our commercial subsidiary James Hutton Limited, aimed at helping the oil industry understand the nature, properties, behaviour and occurrence of clays in the context of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Farmstart Network Exchange Visit - Kindling Trust

for new entrant farmers

Tuesday, October 1

For our first Farmstart Network exchange visit, and to formally launch the Farmstart Network, we will be launching the Farmstart site run by the Kindling Trust in Stockport.

Growers workshop day: Scotland

for new entrant farmers interested in organic practices

18th August

Calling Scottish Growers: a regional get-together for those growing produce organically

Potatoes in Practice

Potatoes in Practice 2019

for farmers, agronomists, industry, scientists and policymakers

8 August 2019, 8.30am to 4.30pm: Free

The UK's number one field based potato event.

Fruit for the Future 2019

for farmers, agronomists, food and drink industries and researchers

25 July 2019, 3pm to 6.30pm, Free

Fruit for the Future is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, researchers and others interested in soft fruit.

Farm Advisory Service Scotland New Entrant Training Events

for new entrant farmers

17 July -24 July

Three new entrant skill building workshops in the Month of July

Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme Funding Information Event

for new entrant farmers

17th July

Are you a community food business, agroecological producer, ethical retailer, food hub, CSA in the north of England? Want to develop & grow your business? Come and find out about our funding & mentoring programme


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.