Episode 106

FARMING COLLECTIVE AT NEW SCIENTIST LIVE with Anna Eccleston (Farmers Weekly) and Kit Franklin (Harper Adams University)

Described as the World’s Greatest Festival of Ideas and Discoveries, New Scientist Live (NSL) will this year have Farming and Food Production as its largest feature. The 2023 edition of NSL will be held from 7-9 October at ExCel London.

The talks and hands-on visitor experiences featuring the innovative and ground-breaking ways that food is produced is being curated by the Farmers Weekly in partnership with a collective of commercial and educational partners from across the agricultural sector.

In this preview of the event, Anna Eccleston, Commercial Director and Project Leader at the Farmers Weekly and Kit Franklin of Harper Adams University, one the speakers, talk about how their initial displays at the 2019 NSL proved highly successful - and why an enhanced presence at NSL 2023 will aim to inform and educate consumers of the route from farm to fork utilising the latest state-of-the-art technology.  


New Scientist magazine

Future of Food and Agriculture NS microsite

We Are Land-based Engineering

John Deere Ltd


Kuhn Machinery

About the Podcast

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.