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View our list of forthcoming Industry events below.

Previous Industry Events

Strawberries, SSCR, soft fruit
for the soft fruit industry and interested parties

SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 2015

19 February 2015: Free

Come to this free event to discover more about the latest challenges and solutions in the soft fruit industry.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2015-02-19
CoZEE logo
for scientists, researchers, students, public and veterinary health agencies

CoZEE Zoonoses Network Autumn Conference:The role of high-throughput sequencing in surveillance, diagnostics and tracking zoonotic bacteria

11-12 November 2014: £50, free for PhD students (limited spaces)

An interactive, engaging, and proactive event for all those involved in zoonoses research prevention and control.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2014-11-11
Machinery demonstrations at Potatoes in Practice 2013
for farmers, agronomists, industry and scientists

Potatoes in Practice 2014

7 August 2014, 8.30am - 5.30pm: Free

Join us at the James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm for the UK's biggest field potato event. Attendee booking is now open.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2014-08-07
Fruit for the Future logo
for farmers, agronomists, food and drink industries and scientists

Fruit for the Future 2014

17 July 2014, 1.15-6.30pm: Free

Fruit for the Future is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit. Some speaker presentations now online.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2014-07-17
Cereals in Practice logo
for farmers, agronomists, industry and scientists

Cereals in Practice 2014

26 June 2014, 4-8pm: Free

Cereals in Practice is the annual showcase of variety trials and research organised by the James Hutton Institute, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) and the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2014-06-26
Farmers at a field event
for farmers

LEAF Technical Day for Farmers

3 June 2014, 9.30am-4pm: Free

The James Hutton Institute and LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) will host this free practical day for farmers at Balruddery Farm.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2014-06-03
Wind farm and fish farm visualisation
for anyone interested in the energy industry

All Energy 2014

21-22 May 2014: Free

Macaulay Scientific Consulting Ltd., a commercial subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute, will be at All Energy 2014 with the Virtual Landscape Theatre.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2014-05-21
for the potato industry and interested parties

SSCR Potato Winter Meeting

24 March 2014, 1pm-4.15pm: Free or £15

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Potato Sub-committee will hold its Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2014-03-24
for the soft fruit industry and interested parties

SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting

20 February 2014: Free

Come to this free event to discover more about the latest challenges and solutions in the soft fruit industry.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2014-02-20
Barley in a field
for brewers and industry representatives

Barley and brewing: a matter of taste

2 October 2013, 9.30am: Free

Scotland Food and Drink in partnership with the James Hutton Institute and Interface Food and Drink will host this event in Dundee.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-10-02

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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.