YAGRO, a data technology company helping farmers make better business decisions is the latest member to join Hartpury’s Tech Box Park – a new £2million pound facility dedicated to enabling the growth of innovative local businesses.
Champions for farmer-led data, YAGRO’s team of farmers, entrepreneurs, and technologists, are passionate about making farming businesses healthier and more economically sustainable for the next generation.
Already partnering with farms covering nearly a million acres in the UK, the YAGRO range of products and services including real-time intelligent tracking of crop performance software helps farmers adapt to the future – providing them with the management tools and ‘on-farm’ data-driven insight to improve productivity.
Neil Cooper, Customer Executive at YAGRO who believes that data and technology can radically transform the performance of farmers around the world said:
“We are in a huge time of change as the UK moves into a new era of agriculture. Farmers are the most important people in this industry, and we want to support them to make more informed and better business decisions. Driving these improvements will ultimately help us all strive toward a stronger agricultural industry.”
“We are thrilled to join the Hartpury Tech Box Park and the potential for collaboration is exciting. There is great synergy between us and Hartpury and we look forward to showcasing our tech to both existing farmers and the farmers of the future – Hartpury’s students.”
YAGRO is enjoying a period of explosive growth. As a start-up business, they partnered with their first farmer in Cambridgeshire back in 2016. Fast forward to today and they employ a team of 19 staff working with hundreds of UK farmers and agricultural businesses across 340,000 hectares.
Catherine Briggs, Tech Box Park Centre Manager said: “With the explosion of technology on-farm, data ownership has become a critical topic for UK agriculture. So, we are delighted to welcome YAGRO to the Hartpury Tech Box Park and look forward to supporting them to grow, develop and promote their data technology solutions to the region’s farmers and farming businesses.”
Funding for the Tech Box Park has been provided by the GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership Getting Building Fund, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust.
To book a tour of the facility, or to secure a Tech Box unit for your business, click here to learn more. The Digital Innovation Farm project, home to both the £2 million Tech Box Park and £2 million Agri-Tech Centre, provides a unique opportunity for students and staff to connect with business, whether through research partnerships or work placement and employment opportunities.
Hartpury University and Hartpury College provide a range of diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in agriculture, including a new MRes in Applied Agricultural Sciences to prepare the agricultural leaders of the future. In the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021, 100% of agriculture students progressed into employment, education, or other purposeful activity.