Climate Positive Farming event
The Scottish NEFERTITI Hub is organising a free on-farm demonstration titled ‘What do we mean by Climate Positive Farming?’ at Glensaugh Farm, near Fettercairn on Tuesday 17th May 2022, 12pm-4:30pm.
The event welcomes students, new entrants to farming and young farmers to an in-person guided tour of the climate positive farming initiative at Glensaugh farm, followed by a by a practical workshop on business planning that will consider the challenges and opportunities climate change poses to Scottish agriculture.
The NEFERTITI project, which is run in partnership with James Hutton Institute, aims to facilitate on-farm demonstration activities and farmer-to-farmer learning that supports innovation uptake. The focus in Scotland is to support new entrant demonstration farmers, or those who wish to share their knowledge and experience with young people, to encourage farming careers.
In 2021 NEFERTITI held a mix of online and in-person events, working with several partner organisations, including Women in Agriculture Scotland, the Arable Scotland consortium, the Rural Youth Project, SAC Consulting, and the NFUS. The 2021 calendar included: The NEFERTITI Scottish Hub virtual booth at Arable Scotland to which the Hub invited young arable farmers, Ben McClymont (Preston Hall Farms) and Matt Waldie (4Front Farming). Ben and Matt talked about what has inspired them through education and work experience abroad, their routes into agriculture and their hopes for the future. You can watch the informal conversation with Ben on YouTube.
If you want to learn more about innovations relevant to new entrants to agriculture across Europe, as well as other training and demonstration opportunities within Scotland (and beyond), please register on the NEFERTITI demonstration platform, either as a ‘demonstration farmer’ or ‘innovation actor’ (i.e. farm advisor, industry representative, etc.).
• To register as a ‘Demo Farmer’, please click here or as an ‘Innovation Actor’,
• Tick ‘Farm Attractiveness’ option (this is the new entrant theme).
• Check the guidance document for the registration process if necessary.