A ‘Matter of Opinion’ panel evening on the future of Scottish agriculture is being billed as ‘not to be missed’ by organisers.

NFU Scotland’s North East Region are hosting the event to be held in Aberdeenshire in May and have secured a broad panel of contributors.

The four panel members are: Local Banffshire new generation farmer and marketing guru, Jason Lancaster. Mr Lancaster has collaborated with some of the biggest global brands and relocated to Scotland in 2019 with his wife and business partner Yvonne where they have made a success of their farming enterprise.

Newton Stewart-based hill farmer and NFUS LFA representative, William Moses is also on the panel. Mr Moses studied agriculture at Aberdeen University and took over the family farm following the death of his father and was later granted a hill farm tenancy.

Jedburgh-based mixed arable and livestock farmer and AgriScot Chair, Robert Neill joins the panel bringing his experience as a Nuffield Scholar and farming 1700 acres including 1000 acres of cereals and a herd of 350 suckler cows.

Brechin-based arable farmer and SoilEssentials Managing Director, Jim Wilson is a leading figure in precision agriculture and is in-demand as a speaker at conferences. He has also served as a project lead on significant ventures including the Scottish Government and European Space Agency.

North East Regional Chairman, Kevin Gilbert, will chair the panel event, and said: “This is an event not to be missed.

“We are deeply privileged to host this panel session with such an array of fantastic and professional speakers, businessmen and serious entrepreneurs within our agricultural industry. We hope to see many members in the room, where they will all be guaranteed to be part of an enlightening debate and discussion on the future of our industry.”

The event takes place on Thursday, 30 May from 7pm until 9.45pm at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire.

Attendees are asked to register by contacting North East Regional Manager Lorna Paterson on lorna.paterson@nfus.org.uk or 07786 860453 via WhatsApp.