Pumpkins, red deer, tattie vodka and New Zealand dairy cows will be up for discussion at an event for new or aspiring farmers later this month.
The annual New Entrants to Farming Gathering takes place on Tuesday February 26 at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
The event, organised by SAC Consulting on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service, is aimed at people who have just joined the industry or are planning to do so.
Speakers include Rebecca McEwen, who runs Arnprior Pumpkins.
The couple started looking into diversification opportunities for their beef, sheep and arable farm in west Stirlingshire after becoming a Forth Valley monitor farm in 2012.
This led to them opening Arnprior Pumpkins, where people can come and choose their own pumpkin ahead of Halloween, as well as ‘dig your own tatties’ and a kale maze.
The sixth “New Entrants Gathering” will be held on Tues 26th February at the Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. We have an…
Mrs McEwen said: “Arnprior Pumpkins has led on to Arnprior Lambing, and we are now planning to open Arnprior Swimming and Pods this summer. I hope our story will inspire people looking to move into the farming industry or try something different.”
Other speakers include: British Grassland Society grassland farmer of the year 2018 Richard Rogers and Gethin Jones, who will talk about their joint venture working with New Zealand-style dairy herds; and Angus potato vodka producer Graeme Jarron.
To book a place visit www.fas.scot