Young farmers to benefit from talk

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Young Angus farmers have an opportunity to win a funded place at a prestigious farming conference in Carnoustie next month.

Thanks to Angus Council 10 young farmers will have the chance to attend the Farming Scotland Conference which will be held in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa on Thursday, February 6.

The conference aims to bring together the agricultural community at large for a day of discussion and debate and has been supported by Angus Council for a number of years.

The 2014 conference will welcome Jeremy Moody, secretary and advisor to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV), as its keynote speaker.

Speakers include Adam Bedford, policy advisor for the British Agricultural Bureau, in Brussels; Martin Hamilton, fifth generation farmer from Northern Ireland, and Craig Grant, an egg farmer who was Farmers’ Weekly ‘Young Farmer of the Year 2012’.

Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson, said: “Agriculture is one of the key sectors in the local area and it’s important that we support the development of the next generation of farmers, ensuring they have all the tools they need to be a success in the industry.

“The Farming Scotland Conference is always a stimulating and informative event where some fantastic practitioners relish the opportunity to share their expertise and ideas with the young people who are the future of farming. It’s a tough sector so the council is pleased to be able to give the delegates the opportunity to tap into a wealth of experience, learn about new ventures and explore ideas with their peers.”

To book a place at the Farming Scotland Conference please email Mary Campbell at or contact 01307 474274.