AGM 2020

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What was on our AGM and conference programme agenda?

Thursday 6 February 2020


09:30 – 10:15        Registration followed by tea/coffee - sponsored by ATV Services

10:15 – 10:50        AGM

Welcome, auditors report, re-appointment of auditors, CEO Report

10:50 – 11:20        Presidential Address

11:20 – 12:30        What do we want from future trade agreements between the UK & Europe and the UK & the rest of the World

Karen Betts, Chief Executive – Scotch Whisky Association
Héloïse Pestel – French Agricultural Counsellor for the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands
Geoff Ogle, CEO - Food Standards Scotland

12:30 – 13:30        Lunch – sponsored by ATV Services

13:30 – 14:30        Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from farming

Nigel Miller (former NFUS President) & Mike Robinson (Chief Executive
Royal Scottish Geographical Society) - co-chairs of the Farming for 1.5 Degrees group

14:30 – 15:15        How UK Government Policy affects Scottish Farming

Douglas Ross

15:15 – 15:45        Tea/coffee interval - sponsored by ATV Services

15:45 – 16:15        This is what I do to make suckler beef profitable

Duncan Morrison

16:15 – 16:45        This is what I do to make cereal production profitable

Clive Bailye

18:00 – 19:00        Drinks Reception – sponsored by Diageo

19:00 – 22:30        Dinner and presentation of the Flame, Ambassador & Miskelly Awards


Friday 7 February 2020


08:45 – 09:00        Election of Vice President

09:00 – 09:30        Question & Answer Session with NFUS Committee Chairs – part 1

Ian Sands, Combinable Crops Chair
Jimmy Ireland, Livestock Chair
Robert Macdonald, LFA Chair
John Smith, Milk Chair

09:30 – 10:00        Question & Answer Session with NFUS Committee Chairs – part 2

Angus Macfadyen, ELU Chair
James Porter, Horticulture Chair
Jamie Smart, Legal & Technical Chair
Jamie Wyllie, Pigs & Poultry Chair

10:00 - 10:45        New Technology for today’s farms

Tony Waterhouse - virtual fencing
Sam Watson Jones – Small Robot Company

10:45 – 11:15        Tea/coffee interval - sponsored by ATV Services

11:15 – 12:15        Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP

12:30                    Close with lunch – sponsored by ATV Services



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