Jane Craigie to join Ringlink Scotland’s board 

Jane Craigie to join Ringlink Scotland’s board 

Ringlink Scotland has appointed Jane Craigie to the cooperative’s board of 10 directors. Jane will be the first woman to join the UK’s largest business ring.  Commenting on her appointment, Chairman, Andrew Moir, said: “The board unanimously endorsed Jane’s...
Succeeding in succession

Succeeding in succession

From father to son My life changed after asking my mother the simple question, “why are we not on the farm anymore?” Like most families, it’s difficult to explain our experience with succession. My ancestors, the Applebees, migrated to Australia from Yorkshire in the...
A Career Fit For You

A Career Fit For You

Now mid-week beer tent socials have halted, the young farmer summer syllabus closed and straw filled socks and wellies are slowly dwindling, that time of year creeps closer once again. This is the year they all say, the biggie. The partying dies down a little, the...
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...