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Soil & Nutrient Network: Kerchesters, Roxburghshire

2 July 2020


    Kerchesters is a progressive 350ha tenanted mixed arable & beef farm run by father and son James and Tommy Clark. Please watch this introduction video, to find out…

Agri Business News July 2020

1 July 2020

The latest edition features regular articles on policy, cereals, beef, potatoes, sheep and milk. In addition there are articles on Agritourism, Autumn Cropping and Covid-19, Seasonal Labour & Social Distancing,…

Women in Agriculture: Case Study – Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith farms Westerton of Pittarrow and Cairnton Farm with her father and hard-working staff. Together they farm 850 acres with barley and wheat, potatoes and daffodils/bulbs.  They run a…

Webinar: Setting Up A Business And Sourcing Finance

29 June 2020


    The first of a series of summer webinars focused on “A New Start”, taking you step by step in the new start process, from sourcing finance, to acquiring…

Webinar: Acquiring Land Through Purchase

29 June 2020


    Buying and owning land is viewed as the pinnacle of success but it is often seen as unachievable for many. Join us as we look at acquiring farmland…

Podcast: Forward Thinking Farmers – Bill & Helen Smith of The Byres Farm, Fochabers

26 June 2020


In the first of our series of podcasts with Forward Thinking Farmers, Mary-Jane Lawrie spoke to Bill and Helen Smith of The Byres Farm, Fochabers.  Bill and Helen talk about…

Common Grazings Development – A Common Approach to Drive Change

Following the successful Farm Advisory Service / Crofting Commission development meetings held across the Isle of Lewis in October, we ran a practical development day for Common Grazings in January…

Farm Advisory Service newsletter June 2020

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Andrew Jardine Podcast

23 June 2020


Listen to our podcast interview with Andrew Jardine, who along with his family gained a tenancy at New Farm, Moffat in August 2019.  Andrew speaks about their journey, including the…

Webinar: Managing Farmland For Wading Birds

20 June 2020



  This is a recording of the webinar which was held on 31st March 2020 with Biodiversity and Agricultural Consultant, Paul Chapman. Related information Technical Note TN688: Management & Conservation…

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