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Helen Browning, Eric Morgan and Kevin Thomas

Field Labs: A Grassroots Research Revolution

Hay Festival 2014, 

Agricultural research has for decades been driven by large multinational companies. The Soil Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme puts farmers in the driving seat. SA Director Helen Browning explains the thinking behind it and introduces a local Field Lab, where local Brecon farmers Kate and Kevin Thomas are teaming up with Bristol University researcher Eric Morgan to solve a knotty problem.

Helen Browning, Eric Morgan and Kevin Thomas