New Entrants to Farming Conference

February 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 3:15 pm
Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium

The sixth annual gathering for the FAS New Entrants to Farming will be held to inform and inspire people entering the agricultural industry.  This is a free event open to all with an interest in the future of Scottish Agriculture.  The agenda includes successful new entrants, businesses who have added value, those who have found alternative routes into the industry, as well as industry professionals.

To book your place please complete the form below or contact Val Angus at SAC Consulting, St Boswells 01835 823322 or email

Lunch will be provided

Outline Programme

10.30 Tea/coffee and registration
11.00 Chair welcome and introductions
Kirsten Williams, SAC Consulting
11.05 Opening Address
11.25 New Entrant to Full Time Farmer
Andrew Marchant, Clonhie Farm, Thornhill
11.50 Building a Resilient Business
Rebecca McEwen, Arnprior, Kippen
12.15 Show Me The Money
Robert Taylor, Partner – Rural, valuations, AMC Finance, Galbraith
12.40 Lunch and Networking
13.30 Joint Ventures in Practice
Richard Rogers and Gethin Jones, Share Farmer, Wales
14.00 Distilling vodka from potatoes
Graeme Jarron, Ogilvy Spirits, Forfar
14.25 The Future Is What You Make It
Kev Bevan, SAC Senior Consultant
14.50 Open floor to the panel Q&A
15.15 Chair’s summary and close