Crofting

RSABI has announced the prize winners for their Virtual Great Glen Challenge event.

People across the country walked, cycled, ran and kayaked on Friday 27 August raising over £22,000 to help RSABI provide vital emotional, practical and financial support to people in Scottish agriculture.

 The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officers are encouraging poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of avian flu over the winter.

The Scottish Smallholder Festival

The Board of Smallholding Scotland is delighted to announce that there will be a live Scottish Smallholder Festival on 23rd October 2021 at Forfar Mart. And following on from the success of the 2020 virtual event, there will be a second virtual event in Saturday 30th October, so even if you can’t get to Forfar, you can still join in.

Trees to Improve Your Farm Business

In this face-to-face, walk and talk event Iain and Marion McDonald of Ardoch and Threepland farms will be joined by Virginia Harden Scott, Woodland Creation Officer for Scottish Forestry and Dr Vicky West, UK Woodland Carbon Code Manager, Scottish Forestry, to talk about:

Applications are now open for the Be Your Best Self personal development programme for women in agriculture. 

  • Are you a woman living or working in Scottish agriculture?

  • Do you feel like you need to re-focus on your life goals?

A scheme will provide up to £715,000 of financial support to pig producers affected by the temporary closure of the abattoir at Brechin earlier this year.

Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy issues an update on Covid baseline measures for business.

The next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland and supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon. 

The CropTec Show

Meet with the arable industry in person at The CropTec Show, the leading arable event for knowledge exchange, on 24th & 25th November to connect, learn and find the latest products and services for your arable business.

RSABI’s 2020 #KeepTalking campaign has been shortlisted for Campaign of the Year in the Scottish Charity Awards and is also in the running for the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the public.

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector.

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