Could Farm Business Incubators provide a route into the industry for new entrants in Scotland? This question is set to be the focus of a special NEWBIE business seminar at AgriScot on 20th November. The NEWBIE project is a pan European initiative which is partnered and promoted in the UK by Scotland’s very own James
The dairy cattle judge for this years’ AgriScot has been announced as New Zealand farmer and pedigree breeder, Selwyn Donald. Selwyn milks 400 cows on the outskirts of the Featherston Township approximately an hour’s drive from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington. Commenting on his AgriScot appointment, Selwyn said: “My ancestors came over
AGRISCOT COMP A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG FARMERS Young Farmers, young agri-professionals and students are being encouraged to enter a competition aimed at developing their business skills. Heather Kerr, a lecturer at SRUC and the new co-ordinator of the AgriScot Business Skills Competition, is keen to promote the competition to students as they return
Dairy, Beef and Sheep farmers, reliant on grass silage for their winter livestock rations, are being urged to have their bales and pits sampled and analysed in this bumper yielding year. The call comes as AgriScot launches its annual silage competition, itself designed to encourage farmers to better evaluate their silage and silage growing strategies.