Rothamsted Research and HGCA to work together on knowledge transfer

Rothamsted Research is committed to enhancing its communications with the arable farming industry

Rothamsted Research Association

The recently renamed Rothamsted Research Association (RRA - formerly Arable Research Institute Association) has decided that its dialogue with the farming industry for 2004 will be conducted through a close working relationship with the HGCA and partnerships with other research organisations. Rothamsted Research is committed to enhancing its communications with the arable farming industry and is seeking effective vehicles to transfer knowledge of the latest research findings as well as receiving feedback on future prospects. An impressive programme of events kicks off with a workshop on "The Water Framework Directive - how does it affect you?" on the 26th February at Broom's Barn.

The new chairman of RRA, John Tingey says; "Joining forces with the HGCA during 2004 will help to bring researchers and levy payers together to explore areas of research of key importance to our industry which will be of great benefit to all concerned. This will enable researchers to appreciate the significance of problems to today's arable farmers and levy payers to appreciate how government investment alongside their their levy monies are being deployed". The current programme of events for 2004 can be found at the link below.

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