SCOTLAND’S SOON-to-be crowned ‘Climate Friendly Farming Champion’ will be taking home a state-of-the-art drone with a tailored upload and satellite imagery package from SoilEssentials
NFU Scotland began their search at the start of January, encouraging Scotland’s farmers and crofters to submit a short video outlining the steps they are taking to reduce emissions and deliver wider environmental benefits on-farm.
The latest addition to the judging panel is newly appointed rural affairs minister Ben Macpherson, who now joins NFUS’ Next Generation chair Pete Moss and The Scottish Farmer’s political affairs editor, Claire Taylor, in choosing their champion.
To enter, applicants should record a three-minute video – in landscape format – sharing their views on how Scottish agriculture can respond to climate change challenges, highlighting the steps they have taken on-farm to tackle climate change and the wider environmental benefits that they have seen from taking these actions.
The closing date for the competition is Monday, February 1, with the winner announced at NFU Scotland’s virtual AGM on Thursday, February 11.
Newest judge, Mr Macpherson, commented: “I am very pleased to be confirmed as a judge of this new competition. This initiative will highlight the impressive, positive work already being done to help combat the effects of climate change and reduce emissions, by committed individuals in the Scottish farming and crofting sectors. The competition will raise awareness of the important contributions of young, dedicated farmers and crofters, as we continue to work together to help reach our world-leading climate targets.”  
Applicants should limit their video to three minutes and send it via WeTransfer link in an email, detailing their name and contact details, to ruth.taylor@nfus.org.uk.