Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas

Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas

Have you ever wanted to find out if doing something different on your farm actually makes a difference?  Or have you heard of a different way of doing things, but you’re just not sure if it will be worth it? 

Field Labs work out effective practical approaches to tackling real problems in sustainable farming, learn how to do more effective DIY trials, and identify gaps where academic research could make a crucial difference.

Each Field Lab will bring farmers together with a researcher and a dedicated facilitator (me) to focus on research questions posed by you.  Each Field Lab group will meet up to four times during the trial to track progress and compare notes.  Field Labs are there to directly test solutions, rather than discuss issues, or rely on received wisdom.

If you have an idea that you would like to test out, or if you want to look at something you are doing with a fresh pair of eyes, then please call me, David Michie, on 07718 570946.  Field Labs are available to all farmers and growers.

Field Labs in Scotland are delivered by Future Farming Scotland, and are free to attend and open to all.  Funded by The Scottish Government & The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with partner funding from QMS, Forestry Commission Scotland & Duchy Future Farming.