Next Gen AGM Rings the Changes for Chair and Vice

NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Working Group AGM on Friday (18 February) saw Colin Ferguson and Zander Hughes as Chair and Vice Chair respectively

New Chair Colin Ferguson is a dairy farmer from Dumfries and Galloway and has been on the Next Generation Working Group for two years, while Vice Chair Zander Hughes is an agronomist and arable tenant farmer from Cardenden, near Fife, and is new to the group.

The group are excited to build on the work which has been previously started by former Chair and Vice Chair, Mark Donald and Sarah Allison, and will be launching their objectives in the coming months.

To keep up to date with everything the Next Generation are doing or to get involved directly, members are able to sign up to Next Generation Newsletter on the NFU Scotland website.

Colin Ferguson, NFU Scotland Next Generation Chair, said: “I am delighted to be elected as Chair of the Next Generation Group and I look forward to taking on this role and engaging with the future leaders in Scottish agriculture.

“Having Represented Dumfries and Galloway on the committee for two years the opportunity to chair the group & build on all the great work of Mark Donald & Sarah Allison in the last few years is really exciting.  

“The coming year will hold many challenges for the industry but more importantly opportunities. I hope that the group will be at the forefront of these changes with myself, Zander Hughes as the Vice Chair and all of the regional representatives across Scotland giving a voice to the next generation within NFU Scotland.  

“The main goals for the Next Generation group are to increase engagement from all ages with NFUS and ensure the Next Gen voices are an integral part of building a bright agricultural industry in Scotland going forward.”

Jenny Brunton, Next Generation Policy Manager, said: “I’d like to thank our outgoing Chair and Vice-Chair Mark Donald and Sarah Allison for all their hard work in the last few years, working with those on the committee and representing their views back into the Union.

“I am delighted that the group is running at full strength and with such a wide range of backgrounds and experiences from all the group members, we are in a great place to fully represent and advocate for the future of Scottish agriculture.”

Notes to Editor


Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4059

Author: Douglas Ross

Date Published:

News Article No.: 05/19

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