The polarity of American dairy farming

The polarity of American dairy farming

Minnesota is one of the most northerly states in the USA, it borders Canada and temperatures plummet to as low as -50oC in the winter blizzards and rise to as high as 46oC with tornado threats in the summer months. Historically, this mid-west state came to be known as...
Farming with your local community

Farming with your local community

The combination of high land prices, escalating input costs and low returns is a perpetual challenge for farmers. In the Netherlands where the price of arable land averaged €63,000/ha (£58,000) in 2016, the economics are stacked against agriculture. With a background...
“Is it time to forget our age?”

“Is it time to forget our age?”

We have all read an article or listened to a speech where the emphasis on the “Next Generation” was paramount to the future of our industry and whilst I don’t disagree we have an important role to play, we must collaborate across generations for the sustainability of...
A Future Full of Feel Good Farming

A Future Full of Feel Good Farming

Recently I joined four other Rural Youth Project delegates and fifteen Scottish Enterprise Rural Leaders on a mission to “think different” about our communities and businesses. Hailing from all corners of Scotland, strangers soon became friends after five days...