Futureproof Your Farm

Wednesday 20 May 2020 - 09:30 to 11:30


Soil Association Scotland

Join in online on May 20, 9.30 - 11.30am, to hear about how the farmer-led Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) can help you get together with the right people and develop business ideas in response to Covid-19 and climate change. Hear from:


Net Zero Arran's David Henderson

Farmer David Henderson is part of a RISS group trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farms on Arran. He hopes impeccable environmental credentials will give the island a commercial advantage. David will be in conversation with the group’s facilitator, Alexander Pirie of SAC Consulting. Read more about Net Zero Arran here 

Scottish Apples' Roger Howison

Roger Howison is growing apples and barley together in a silvorable system on his mixed livestock and arable farm in Fife. As part of the Scottish Apples RISS group, he is trying to bring forgotten Scottish varieties, and a commercial apple industry, back to Scotland. He will be in conversation with group facilitator Amanda Brown of the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS). Read more about Scottish Apples here

Colleen McCulloch of RISS

Colleen will explain how the Rural Innovation Support Service works and how to get involved. Read more about RISS here


You will be able to ask questions and take part in breakout groups to discuss the challenges and opportunities of future farming 

Once you register you will be sent a link and instructions for GoTo Training, which is very easy to use. There will be a half hour before the event starts to get online and troubleshoot any issues.