Farming Scotland Conference – Innovations in Farming

Category: Agriculture - Posted On: Dec 18 2017

The fifteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at Carnoustie, Angus, with a focus on innovation and sustainable farming.

As organisers and co-sponsors of the event, along with Bell Ingram, Thorntons and The Royal Bank of Scotland, EQ are delighted to be involved in bringing agriculture sector leaders to Angus to address the conference. The conference will hear about world leading research and innovation which is sure to impact hugely on farming practices in years to come.

John Kinnaird, Scottish Government appointed Farming Champion for Sustainability and past NFUS president, will be followed by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

Kit Franklin from Harper Adams University and Project Lead on the “Hands Free Hectare” project will also address delegates. The Hands Free Hectare project achieved a world first in 2017; planting, tending and harvesting a hectare of spring barley entirely by autonomous machines, without a human entering the field.

Completing the speaker line-up will be Chris Newenham, Managing Director of Wilkin & Sons Ltd, who operate a large fruit farming enterprise from Tiptree Farms in Essex and include several brands and retail outlets in their operations.

Conference delegates will benefit from the experience and knowledge of these excellent speakers and hear how current and developing farming practices can be utilised on-farm in the future.

To book your place please go to or contact Mary Campbell on 01307 474274. Delegate prices are £70 (including lunch) or £45 (without lunch).