KTN AgriFood expert to chair ‘Science into Practice’ session at BSAS Conference

Posted on: 01/03/2021

KTN will be sponsoring the ‘Science into Practice’ keynote session at the first virtual British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference on Tuesday 13th April.

The session will focus on real life examples of putting innovation into practice, with discussions around how companies are implementing projects during this unique period of change. The KTN AgriFood team supports organisations interested in AgriFood innovation, to access expert information, funding and connections needed to drive change.

Speaking will be Dr Sara Place, Chief Sustainability Officer at Elanco. Prior to Elanco, she was the senior director for sustainable beef production research at the National Cattleman’s Beef Association and an assistant professor in sustainable beef cattle systems at Oklahoma State University. Certain aspects of Sara’s work are focused on how beef can be the solution to help provide sustainable food. During the session, Sara will also encourage discussion and debate on how the adoption of new innovations is key to making them successful and assuring that they do offer clear benefits to the industry.

Anne Richmond will also share her story. She is the Research and Development Manager at Moy Park. Anne grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland, rearing pedigree Charolais cattle and free-range turkeys. After studying Biology at the University of Dundee Anne worked in the Agri-Food Biosciences Institute non-ruminant lab. In 2010, she decided to return to full time education to study for a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast. In December 2013 she graduated and during her PhD she was successful in an application to the Institute of Food Science and Technology for their fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. In September 2014 she joined Moy Park as an Agriculture Analyst and in May 2017 took on her current role.

This event will be Chaired by KTN’s Lucy Mather. Lucy focuses on the livestock and aquaculture industry, driving forward the innovations which will help to ensure that the industry is future proof and sustainable. She works with companies of all sizes, from SMEs right up to large companies and can help you understand how you can work with the livestock industry and develop your innovative projects. Before joining KTN, Lucy worked as an Agricultural Consultant, helping businesses to ensure that they were efficient and resilient.

To book your ticket for the BSAS 2021 virtual conference, click here.

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