Quirky & innovative: products redefining the future of the rural industry

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On the 8th & 9th November, Birmingham’s NEC will play host to Farm Business Innovation, known as the nation’s biggest event showcasing the very finest guidance, education, suppliers, and opportunities helping rural business owners diversify their land and increase profitability. 

The hype around this event has everyone in the rural sector talking, and one feature in particular that has got people excited is the return of the coveted Farm Innovation Awards. Focusing on all key areas in rural businesses, these prestigious accolades highlight and celebrate successes across the country. 

One award that’s caught the attention of many attendees is the Innovation Award. This award celebrates an idea which has truly pushed the boundaries of design and service, as well as recognises the product that combines an unprecedented blend of innovation, creativity, and uniqueness to its user.

Take a quick look at the noteworthy finalists, all of which will be trying to impress the esteemed judging panel and take home this award:

Oddpods - Stand 382

Taking glamping accommodation to the next level! Using highly innovative construction materials, their glamping pods & shepherds huts deliver not only strength but beauty and reliability, making them the perfect accommodation option for any glamping site! 

Greenans Products Ltd - Stand 764

An award-winning multi-purpose storage solution solving the problem in 4 markets, animal feed, coal, salt & grit and wood pellets. The SmartBunkerTM is an innovative storage bunker with a spring-loaded side lever which releases stacked product at the bottom of the container. 

Fron Farm Yurts - Stand 1285 

Mixing the traditional with the unconventional! Their yurt-roundhouses have a unique yurt structure which encapsulates the elegance of a regular yurt and can provide year-round use, is warm, insulated and a stunning space. 

Delvita - Stand 970

A revolutionary take on an outdoor piece of cooking equipment. Their wood fired ovens are compact and portable, measuring only 35cm, 59cm, 59cm and weighing 30kg meaning they can be placed almost anywhere. In terms of performance, they rock; they heat up in around 25 minutes and can cook a pizza in about 90 seconds.

Aquaforno Ltd - Stand 350 

From a full oven to a fire pit, their portable outdoor cooking stove caters to everyone’s culinary tastes or needs. The well-considered design encapsulates everything anyone requires to fit in perfectly with their own unique needs for outdoor living. Not only can it smoke, bake or bbq, the world’s first integral kettle provides hot water anytime the stove is lit. 

Bexcopter - Stand 1029

At the forefront of drone technology, Bexcopter uses 3D Imaging techniques, 4k Video, topological mapping and other innovative technologies to deliver promotional material and information which could not be obtained without the use of drones. 

Make sure you go and see these nominees and their revolutionary products and services on 8 & 9 November at Birmingham’s NEC.