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The Conference

FFT’s exclusive, free-to-attend conference brings together an inspiring line-up of industry experts. Technology in farming is changing and adapting to suit the times, and our speakers are at the forefront of this change. Join our conference and hear from the industry’s innovators as they discuss and debate the future of farming, and discover the latest insights tailored to your needs.

The Programmes

The FFT Expo Conference is made up of two key programmes, so you can discover the latest insight tailored to your needs. We've provided a little more information about each programme below.

Main stage

Join us at our panel of agricultural and farming experts and hear them discuss which technologies you need to be aware of right now. In 2019, our top sessions included:

  • Which three technologies will make the biggest difference on my farm?
    Will robots help solve the labour shortage?
  • Must have apps to help you farm smarter in 2020
  • Can technology support a new approach to government farm support payments?
  • Ten years from now: how will technology transform my farming practices?

Innovation theatre

We want to be at the forefront of up and coming innovations in the industry, from tackling a reduction in overseas labour to how we can reduce emissions, so we held sessions such as:

  • Will vertical farming take agriculture to the next level?
  • How to increase yield and reduce emissions with on-farm nitrogen production
  • Analysing soil health through its microbiome
  • From scouting to spraying, the practical use case for drones in agriculture
  • Non-chemical weeding: the next technological milestone


Start-up Zone

Head along here to meet some new companies who are really pushing the boundaries of AgTech. These are the people making the most exciting developments in farming, they'll have you covered for discussions around software developments, irrigation, sustainability, fertiliser optimisation and the challenges in the fresh produce industry. 

Ask the Expert with Harper Adams

Some of the leading experts in AgTech will be present to answer your questions, in a one-on-one environment. Come along to discuss the economics of our industry, IoT technologies, animal welfare, waste management and more! 


Join us on our exhibition floor to meet and talk business with leading tech suppliers who will help you find greener solutions, exciting technology and a better way to profit. No matter what you're looking for, here at FFT we have all the expertise you need. 


What happened in 2019

The Future Farm Technology Expo conference programme, put together by the experts at Farmers Weekly, was organised to meet the needs of today’s farmers and answer their budding questions.

The main stage hosted our panel of agricultural and farming experts for a discussion on key technologies to improve your farming processes, including data sharing to precisely predict crop disease. This main stage ensured you could best utilise your data to make better informed farming decisions.

At the innovation theatre, we looked at the integration of current world-class UK capabilities (digital technologies, artificial intelligence, engineering, biological, environmental and social sciences) and precision approaches both within new novel production systems and traditional agricultural systems to target net zero emissions.

Read on to find out more about our top conference sessions and get a taster for what's to come in 2020.

Register your interest for 2020

Sign up to keep up to date with the latest 2020 programme in the coming months.