Smallholders Sign up for SRUC – Forfar Festival Success

Published Wednesday, 10th October 2012 in SAC Consulting news

Smallholder festival

The recent Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival in Forfar saw over 70 registrations for courses run by SAC Consulting, a Division of Scotland’s Rural College. It was a busy day around the SRUC stand

Held in Forfar Mart at the end of September the first Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival got off to a great start with attendance exceeding the organisers expectations. The day started off with the livestock classes and craft competitions, while judging continued throughout the day.

Throughout the event there were a variety of different presentations, running in both the main and the sheep rings, including advice on home food production, potato growing in adverse conditions, and courses on livestock keeping and production in Scotland offered by the SAC Consulting team for SRUC. These are aimed at smallholders and either free or partially subsidised. The more than 70 registrations of interest came from individuals, families or organisations.

Manning the stand during the weekend were Elspeth Scott and Caroline Robinson from SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, Consultants Siobhan MacDonald (FRBS) and Paul Mayfield (Food Marketing) with potato pathologist Dan Kiezebrink from SRUC Research. Neil Bourhill (Comms.) provided technical support.

For more details on courses contact consultant caroline.robinson@sac.co.uk.

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