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Paul Hemingway is the new President of IAgrE

Paul Hemingway, who held various management roles at JCB retiring in 2018, has become the new President of IAgrE.



J C Machinery wins the Ivel Innovation Award at LAMMA 2020

J C Machinery has been awarded the IAgrE Ivel Award at LAMMA 2020 for the Vredo Crop Drill System (CDS).

The innovation was presented because the CDS demonstrated a clear ability to be used in a wide rotation of grasses and cereal crops, extending the machine's use, reducing establishment fuel costs and promoting soil health.




Soils the first line of defence against flooding - cost the UK up to £1.2 billion a year

We are witnessing some of the worse flooding on record in the UK, with damage costing the country up to £1.2 billion a year because of erosion, compaction and loss of organic matter.

Jane Rickson President of IAgrE takes a look at what's happening in our fields and why healthy soils can help in the fight against flooding.




Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK's future economy and society

The National Engineering Policy Centre, which represents nearly half a million UK engineers, has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on the government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure and clean energy technologies.

Graduates scoop CNH Industrial/IAgrE prestigious awards

Two students from Cranfield and Harper Adams Universities have won industry awards, sponsored by CNH Industrial and IAgrE.





Spray application specialist Dr Clare Butler Ellis receifes award from IAgrE

Dr Clare Butler Ellis, manager of the Silsoe Spray Applications Unit has received an award from IAgrE for her contribution to agriculture.

During her career Clare has gained international recognition for her research and testing work involving sprays and spray behaviour in relation to the application of agricultural pesticides.




Is 'big data' agriculture's shiny new tractor of the future?

IAgrE Conference - 30th October 2019 at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough

This is the question that will be tackled at the Institution of Agricultural Engineers 2019 conference – ‘Can big data lead to smarter farming’?

Throughout this century there has been a rapid rise in the amount of data being collected throughout the agricultural supply chain.  Farmers are gathering huge amounts of data, for example using sensors and mobile apps to analyse soil samples, and cameras and drones to monitor pests and diseases. 

But how can farmers, agribusinesses and researchers gain real value from this ‘big data’?


IAgrE is recruiting a confident and resourceful Chief Executive

4 February 2019

IAgrE – the professional engineering institution representing engineers, scientists, technologists and managers working in agriculture and allied landbased industries, is looking for a confident, motivated and resourceful person to drive forward the Institution’s strategic vision from its headquarters at Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) announce winner of 80th Anniversary Photographic competition

24 January 2019

AgrE is delighted to announce that Nick Barlow from Marlborough is the winner of its 2018 photographic competition.

The competition theme was Agritech in Action and was run as part of the Institutions’ 80th anniversary celebrations.



Veenhuis Machines BV wins Ivel Award for Innovation

22nd January 2019

Veenhuis Machines BV, distributed by Agri Industry Solutions are delighted to have won the IVEL award from the Institution of Agricultural Engineers for its Nutriflow real-time slurry analysis system.



IAgrE enjoy stunning award presentation at historic Wrest Park, Silsoe

IAgrE, members, friends and family enjoyed a wonderful Awards Presentation in its 80th anniversary yeara at the home of agricultural engineering - Wrest Park.

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 Cranfield Professor becomes President of IAgrE

24 May 2018

Jane Rickson, Professor of Soil Erosion and Conservation at Cranfield University's Soil and Agrifood Institute has been appointed President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.


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IAgrE 2018 Conference to focus on knowledge exchange in agricultural engineering

Conference at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Carlton House, London SW1Y 5DG on Tuesday 6 November 2018

Successful collaboration between industry and research institutions is crucial to bring new technologies and innovations into the agricultural supply chain.  This conference will explore positive engineering partnerships between industry, research and academia.


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