150 attend UK-based ‘digital farm walk’

More than 150 people logged on to the UK’s first-ever ‘digital farm walk’. The eight-hour-long event was run on Wednesday (April 22) by agri-tech firm AgriWebb.

Sessions included:

  • John Mercer, NFU Cymru: Industry update;
  • Emma Picton-Jones, DPJ Foundation: “Sharing the load” and mental health in agriculture;
  • Rhidian Glyn, Rhiwgriafol: A peek over the fence at Rhiwgriafol;
  • Caroline Mason, Coop: Supply chain update in the face of Covid-19;
  • Rob Hodgkins, Kaiapoi: A peek over the fence at Kaiapoi;
  • David Howard and Bryn Hughes, Wynnstay: The future of animal nutrition;
  • Nick Barraclough, Figured: Improving your farm finances with cloud-based tools;
  • Beth Cambidge, AgriWebb, and Dan Pritchard, Woebly Castle: What is AgriWebb? A live demo and casestudy;
  • Michael Blanche, Gareth Davies, and Huw Davies: Farming tales & virtual beers.

Recorded footage of the sessions can be found online here.

AgriWebb’s Campbell Mauchan explained he wanted the audience to be able to interact with speakers as closely as to at a physical event as possible.

“We wanted to put on this day because of the uncertain times we are living in,” he said.

We – in my team – love getting out to the farm walks, the large events and in the light of those being cancelled or postponed, we wanted to put on an event like this that allowed us to interact with the ag community at large.

“With all events being cancelled nationally, we’re focusing on bringing you more interesting virtual content.”

More than 250 people had registered ahead of the event.

Tomorrow (April 28), the firm will host a one-hour masterclass in grazing best practices featuring grazing expert Gareth Grassland.

Those interested in attending can click here for more information or to register.