Future of Farming Scotland - Oban community discussion event

Thursday 19 November 2015 - 11:00 to 13:30

The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

Nourish & Local Origins Rural Network

What is farming for? And where should farming be going?

Time: The event will run from 11.00am to 13.30 and will be followed by a light lunch

Join Nourish Scotland to reflect on, discuss and influence the future of farming in Scotland. This summer the Scottish Government produced a discussion document setting out their vision for the future of farming in Scotland.

This event is a chance for you to add your ideas and share your perspectives on the direction agriculture should be going. Everyone who eats food is invited to participate – whether or not you are involved in farming.

This partnership event is one of a series throughout Scotland. Booking is essential.

What is farming for? And where should farming be going? To feed us well? To sustain rural communities and livelihoods? To generate profits and boost our exports? To look after our land and to protect and enhance our environment?

We can’t envision the future of farming in Scotland without reflecting on what farming is for in the first place. And it’s important to ask this question now.

Our farmers are facing tough times economically. At the same time we are also facing environmental challenges. Meeting these challenges may mean changes to how we farm today – and will influence what will be on our plates tomorrow. Time to take a step back, and to consider the relationship between farmers, society and the land.

free but must book