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What's on our AGM and conference programme agenda?

Our AGM and conference programme is almost confirmed, here's what we have planned


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
Speaker TBC

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
Dr Michelle Cain – expert in air pollution, greenhouse gases and climate Science

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

Seating plans will be on display throughout the Hotel


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


All members welcome ...

On 6 and 7 February 2020, NFU Scotland will return to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow for a fourth year to host its Conference, AGM and Annual Dinner. 

If you have a farming or crofting subscription with NFU Scotland, this event provides you with the opportunity to have your say at one of the key events on Scotland’s agricultural calendar.  We will provide a fantastic opportunity to eat, meet and network with fellow members, stakeholders and sponsors while gaining up to date information about the industry. 

The popular city centre venue is situated a stone’s throw from the M8 motorway and Glasgow’s Central Station.  It’s position provides you with the flexibility to leave the car at home, relax and enjoy the hospitality.  If you prefer to drive there is ample parking nearby.

Book your place to participate in what is shaping up to be one of the best events yet.  Complete the form here and return to:

Al Walker
NFU Scotland, Rural Centre, West Mains, Ingliston
Newbridge, EH28 8LT

al.walker@nfus.org.uk  or telephone 0131 472 4058




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