SAYFC encourage members to ‘survive and thrive’

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The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC) Agri and Rural Affairs Committee has launched a special one-day event focused on “surviving and thriving” within the dairy sector.

Driven by the members, for the members this free event will focus on how to future proof your business with resilient business management and takes place at SRUC’s Royal Crichton College on Saturday 1st October 2016.

Tony Evans, a leading figure in dairy business appraisal and monitoring and head of The Andersons Centre, Leicestershire farm business consultancy team, will be the key note speaker encouraging the group to look at simple and innovative options for resilience.

Tony is a Nuffield Scholar, business mentor for AHD Dairy, equity partner in a contract dairy farm agreement, past President of British Grasslands Society and Past National Business Manager of Genus Management.

SAYFC Agri and Rural Affairs Chairman Sarah Allison commented: “The dairy sector has been under unprecedented pressure over the last two years, with many family farms hanging up their clusters for good.

“This free event has been designed to bring together the next generation of dairy farmers in Scotland to discuss these challenges, and offer ideas and inspiration on what the future of dairying may hold.”

The day is supported by the Scottish Dairy Hub, AHDB Dairy and SAOS who will highlight some of the opportunities available in the sector, where to source free resources to assist with farm management and current market trends.

Stuart Martin of the Scottish Dairy Hub added: “The Scottish Association of Young Farmers is a fantastic organisation that ensures the youth in rural Scotland have an organisation which will support them to become successful learners.

“The Scottish Dairy Hub recognises the role the SAYFC play in cultivating future farmers and are delighted to work in partnership at this event which will offer personal development opportunities for young people in the dairy sector.”

The day is exclusive to rural youth and pre-booking is require as numbers are limited.

Visit www.sayfc.org or phone 0131 333 2445 to reserve your place.

The event will run from 11am to 3.30pm.