Speakers unveiled for farming conference

Farming conference.

Farming conference.

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The team behind the 12th annual Farming Scotland Conference, which takes place in Carnoustie on Thursday, February 5, is delighted with the line up of speakers which is certain to interest and benefit farmers and professionals alike.

The conference, sponsored by EQ Accountants, Bell Ingram, Thorntons Law and RBS, is entitled ‘Progress to Profit’, and will look at the future of agriculture from the perspectives of the environment, diversification, food production and the next generation, challenging thinking and identifying changes that will benefit the industry.

The speakers for the event will offer a valuable set of opinions and visions which are sure to make the final panel session one of great debate. They are Professor Nick Hanley, Environmental Economist, St Andrews University whose talk is entitled ‘Improving the Design of Agri-Environmental Policies in the EU’; Angus Duncan, Head of Procurement, Diageo International Supply on ‘From the Field to the Glass’; John Fletcher, deer farmer and vet on “The Recent Upsurge in Scottish Deer Farms and Venison Production” and Jonathan Skinner, Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year 2013 on ‘Does the Traditional Mixed Farm Still Have a Place in Modern Agriculture?’

Graeme Davidson, Partner at EQ Accountants LLP and chairman of the conference, said: “The challenge of finding another excellent set of speakers has been met head on and I am both intrigued and excited to learn what they have to say. We wanted to encourage debate and discussion about farming both present and future and I think the line-up will do just that. I am confident farmers and agri-professionals will all find something of real benefit in the content of the conference and I encourage people to come along.

Tickets cost £70 (inc. VAT) per person and includes a two course sit down meal. For tickets, contact Mary Campbell on 01307 474274 or mary.campbell@eqaccountants.co.uk