NFU Scotland and its North East region is holding an event on November 17 to help farmers, and those keen to enter the industry, plan for the future.

While many farmers are considering some key management changes to their businesses, other more senior members are looking to step back from physically and mentally challenging farming tasks.

Younger members, however, are keen to take on more land and realise their ambitions.

With all of this in mind, an expert panel has been lined up to speak in the Glen Garioch room, Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00p.m.

They include:

  • Independent advisors, Ian Davidson and Allan Young from the Scottish Land Matching Service;
  • Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh;
  • NFU Scotland North East next generation chairman, Duncan Morrison.

The evening will be chaired by North East regional chairman, Alan Simpson.

Ian Davidson of the Scottish Land Matching Service said: “Preparing for the future is something that is easily said but, in reality, is very often left until it is too late.

It is never too early to consider the future, particularly now as we enter a period of change and uncertainty across the industry.

"Encouraging and giving the next generation opportunities to learn from and support existing farm businesses to deliver on all that is expected of them in terms of food production, climate and biodiversity is going to be very important over the next few years.”