New Entrants to Farming Gathering 2018

Event Details

Address: Scone Palace Park, Park Place, Perth PH2 6BB

“It’s nae whit ye hae but whit ye dae wi whit ye hae”

A free event with the aim to ensure that those who have just joined the industry and those planning to do so are aware of the opportunities that exist and are equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed. The agenda for the day is designed to both inform and inspire the next generation of Scottish farmers but is open to all with an interest in the future of Scottish agriculture.

Outline Programme

10.30 Tea/Coffee (and bacon roll) and registration
11.00 Chairs welcome and introduction, Kirsten Williams, SAC Consulting
11.05 Opening Address, Henry Graham – Land of Opportunity
11.25 Cooperating to Success, Jim Booth, Head of Co-op Development, SAOS Ltd
11.45 Secret in Hens, Gordon Whiteford, Crown Estate Tenant, by Fochabers
12.05 Glass (of Milk) Half Full, Maureen Muldowney, Share Dairy farmer, Dumfriesshire
12.25 Lunch and Networking
13.30 Damn Delicious, Michael Shannon, Farmer and Butcher (ex ag-trade), Lanarkshire
13.50 European Opportunities for New Entrants, Lee-Ann Sutherland, The James Hutton Institute
14.00 Brewing Brand Success and Other Food Stories, Kerry Allison, SAC Consulting, Food and Drink Team
14.20 The Downfield Story, Bob Prentice, Farmer and Processor, Cupar
14.40 Chairs summary and close


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