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Farming Scotland Conference
14th February 2019
The sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place at Carnoustie Hotel on Thursday 14 February 2019. It is organised and co-sponsored by EQ, along with Bell Ingram, Royal Bank of Scotland and Thorntons Solicitors.
The Farming Scotland Conference aims to bring together like minded progressive businesses and individuals from throughout Scottish agriculture to listen to and promote discussion and debate on issues which affect the industry here and throughout the world
An interesting and exciting line up of speakers has been assembled to share their views and experience in the agriculture industry at our 2019 conference, entitled “A Changing Climate”.
Jeremy has been Secretary and Adviser to the CAAV since 1995. He was closely involved with the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, several rounds of CAP reform and recently the Brexit process. He handles the many issues covered by the CAAV across the United Kingdom including agricultural tenancy and land occupation issues, taxation, valuation and telecommunications, liaising with government at all levels and writing widely on both policy and practice.
Dr Mike Rivington
Mike has been a scientist at the James Hutton Institute for 18 years. He studied Ecological Science (Bsc), Natural Resource Management (MSc) and a PhD at Edinburgh University. His main research interests are in understanding how climate change will impact land use, in Scotland and globally, and how adaptation options can be developed. He has written policy briefs for UNEP on ecosystem-based adaptation, contributed to the US National Climate Assessment chapter on agriculture, and was a member of a UK-US tasks force on extreme weather and resilience of the global food system.
Kirsty and Aimee Budge
Sisters Kirsty and Aimee from Shetland took over the running of their family farm in 2014 following the tragic loss of their father. As the seventh generation of their family on their 350ha mixed farm, they have strived to continue the farm’s success and are bringing new ideas to the farm and trialling new farming techniques. They have become one of nine Monitor Farms in Scotland, testing their ideas out and sharing these with other farmers. They were crowned BBC Countryfile’s Farming Heroes 2018, an award which recognised their spirit, determination and attitude towards embracing new farming techniques.
Ben Pugh is the founder and CEO of Farmdrop, an online grocery company that delivers food directly from sustainable farms to people’s doors using a fleet of electric delivery vans. Ben started the company in 2012, spotting an opportunity for new technology to bypass the supermarkets from the food supply chain. Prior to Farmdrop, Ben spent several years sailing around the world as a yacht salesman, before going to work as a broker in the City of London at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan covering European equities.
Published on 15th January 2019