For the past 60 years the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust has awarded travel scholarships to young people in farming and rural industries to enable them to visit other countries to expand their knowledge and encourage them to be innovative.
The Oxford Farming Conference this year was billed as being all about “ambition,” but I reckon one commentator got it right when he said the key word for farming right now is “resilience”.
The surge in democratic expression so evident in the Scottish independence referendum earlier this year has been replicated in the battle for the top jobs in NFU Scotland.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s decision to retain Richard Lochhead as Rural Affairs Secretary offers stability and continuity in a week when change has been everywhere.
It’s not every day that observers of the farming scene see the whole spectrum of the industry unveiled in three hours.
Going by the results of the sale of North Country Cheviot lambs at Lairg it would seem there is some cautious confidence in the sheep sector.
Eight farmworkers were presented with long service awards from the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland on Saturday. All bar one were in attendance
Braco Show enjoyed a sunny but somewhat sultry day on Saturday until just after 3pm as the grand parade of livestock was leaving the ring.
The House of Commons’ second report on food security is wide ranging and recommends a series of actions for the UK Government.
Carlisle auctioneer David Thomlinson had quite a task in front of him at the Great Yorkshire Show, with the best part of four hours of cattle judging to look forward to.