The Future of Farming
Join us at this free event to hear knowledgeable speakers talk about the current opportunities and issues in the agricultural sector. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a Q & A session with the speakers.
Roddy McLean, Director of Agriculture for NatWest
Roddy is responsible for updating all areas of the bank regarding the farming sector. He helps to shape the Bank’s policy towards farming and gets involved in some of the larger or unusual funding requests. His roots are in agriculture - before joining NatWest he worked for some twenty years in an agricultural consultancy in NE Scotland and at home in the Eastern Scottish Borders.
Roddy will be presenting on ‘2017 & Beyond – The Challenges and Opportunities for Agriculture’.
Adam Watkins, Knowledge Transfer Facilitator for Farming Connect in Montgomeryshire
Adam was raised on an upland beef and sheep farm in Tregynon and alongside his role with Farming Connect, still works on the family farm today.
Adam will be highlighting the services offered by Farming Connect, many of which are fully funded and others which are subsidised by up to 80%. These services include
- Business and/or technical support tailored to your individual business
- One to one surgeries and clinics offering expertise in a variety of subjects ranging from Planning through to Grassland Management.
- Measure to Manage – a tool to help farmers benchmark their business against other businesses and monitor year on year progress
- Funding towards skills and development training.
Dulas, Environmental Consultants
Dulas specialise in the profitable delivery of renewable energy projects. Their consultants have thirty years of experience and success across hydro, solar PV and wind power schemes. One of their consultants will be discussing the current opportunities and issues in this sector and providing information on the services Dulas offer.
Light refreshments will be available.
Please note that this event is open to all – you are welcome to join us even if you aren’t a NatWest customer.
We look forward to seeing you there!