Farming for the Future: Planning for Profit and Nature

Farming for the Future: Planning for Profit and Nature Flyer
Thursday 15 February 2024 - 09:30 to 13:00

Creebridge House Hotel, 6 Creebridge Newton Stewart DG8 6NP

Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Join the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, Propagate and National Farmers Union Scotland for a knowledge-sharing event looking at how farming can be good for both the environment and the farm business.

The event will be chaired by Dumfriesshire farmer and former NFUS President Andrew McCornick. He will be joined by speakers such as Nikki Yoxall (Pasture for Life), Stuart Johnson (Soil Farmer of the Year), Heather Close (Balsar Glen), Tim Barnes (Trostrie Farm), John Newbold (SRUC), Davy McCracken (SRUC) and others.

You can look forward to a morning of presentations and discussion looking at the economics and practice of farming for nature. We will have a speed round to hear what farmers are doing on their farms and longer sessions on improving soil health and building grassland diversity.

The conference will take place between 9:30 - 1:00, with time afterwards for socialising and networking.

Tea/coffee/biscuits/soup/sandwiches will be provided.

For accessibility information, please visit the venue's website: Creebridge House Hotel

For any questions about this event, please email

For more information about the GSA UNESCO Biosphere, please visit

The conference is supported in part by the Scottish Government's KTIF funded project, Agroecology: Strengthening Livelihoods.