Farmers Weekly and the NFU are calling on readers to come up with great ideas for activities that could form part of the Future of Agriculture feature at New Scientist Live.
We’re looking for engaging, interactive experiences that will help show how farming is a forward-looking, high-tech, high-skill industry, and/or how farmers are leading the way in tackling global environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity and falling soil quality.
What is New Scientist Live?
The world’s biggest science and technology fair runs from 15-18 October at London’s ExCel exhibition centre.
It features six stages hosting more than 150 talks on the latest science and technology developments, with more than 130 exhibitors and over 150 interactive activities.
They have to be activities we can deliver in an exhibition centre in the middle of London, rather than out in the field. But we want you to be creative – we’re looking for ideas that can bring a real “wow factor” to the show.
For example, could we build a walk-through cow’s stomach to show how smart nutrition is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Or perhaps create an indoor soil pit so visitors can see how conservation farming is helping to save our soils?
The top three ideas, judged by a panel from Farmers Weekly and the NFU, will win £100 each. And the best idea will form part of the Future of Agriculture feature at New Scientist Live at London’s ExCel centre in October.
To enter, send your idea, including as much detail as you can and why you think this would make a great activity to run at the event, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “NS Live Competition”. The deadline is Friday 31 May.
The future of agriculture team
These organisations are already helping Farmers Weekly to put together a set of mind-changing experiences at New Scientist Live.