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Innovation in Scottish agriculture – the Internet of Agricultural Things
Tuesday 27 February 2018, 6-8pm
The Fleming Room (CR3), The Scottish Parliament

On behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, I am writing to invite you to our forthcoming parliamentary event “Harnessing the Internet of Agricultural Things” kindly to be hosted by Edward Mountain MSP.
With a global population expected to rise by 2-3 billion people by 2050, farming in Scotland and elsewhere, faces considerable challenges. A new awareness of the environmental concerns around the indiscriminate use of pesticides coupled with the need to promote animal welfare presents engineering with new opportunities.
Guests will hear from our expert speakers from The Centre of Agricultural Innovation in Precision Farming (AGRI-EPI), the University of Strathclyde and Harbro. The evening will focus on practical examples of how new technology has huge potential to boost Scottish agriculture. Post-Brexit, food security in particular will acquire new significance in an economy which will have to be more diverse and more tightly integrated.
Speakers will discuss the current global challenges facing the sector, developing technologies for Precision Agriculture and the importance of broadband connectivity and rural 5G. A mix of parliamentarians, industry professionals and academics will be invited to attend this event. Invited guests will also have the opportunity to put questions to the speakers.
I do hope that you will be able to join us at our reception and would be grateful if you could let Iona Macbeth know if you are able to attend. Iona can be contacted by telephone on 0131 260 2525 or by e-mail at
Yours sincerely,

Derek Elder
Chairman , Engineering Policy Group Scotland, IET
2017-18 Session Chair Welcome

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Calling any West Coast of Scotland IET members interested in helping to set up and manage a stand at Woodfarm High School, (between Giffnock and Thornliebank) on 26th October 18:00 to 20:00.  Find out more here and get in touch with the organiser.   read more...
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