Tree cheers for Young Farmer finalists

Published Tuesday, 4th June 2019 in Alumni and Friends news

Tree cheers for young farmer finalists
The Young Farmer of the Year finalists with Craig Dickson from the Royal Bank of Scotland, who is among the judges. Picture: Lenny Warren/RBS

Former students from Scotland’s Rural College once again dominate the final line-up in this year’s Young Farmer of the Year competition.

SRUC alumni make up five of the six finalists in the competition, which is organised by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Robert Campbell, Kirstie Baird, David Bennie, David Campbell and James Hamilton will all be vying for this year’s title, which is currently held by fellow SRUC alumnus Andrew Neilson.

Tom Bruce completes the line-up for the competition, the winner of which will be announced at the Royal Highland Show on Friday 21 June.

The finalists recently met in at Sandilands Farm in Lanark, owned by RHASS chairman Jimmy Warnock. Each hopeful will use the farm as a hypothetical basis for their business plans, where they will propose how they would develop the farm with £350,000 at their disposal.

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