Former monitor farmers open gates once more
A SERIES of five one- day events to revisit former monitor farms will be hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in November.
The monitor farms programme has been in existence since 2003, and to date has involved almost 50 farms funded mainly through the Scottish Government’s Skills Development Scheme, and supported by QMS, DairyCo, NFUS, HGCA and SOPA.
The former monitor farms selected to be part of the QMS legacy initiative include Plan Farm on the Isle of Bute.
The monitor farm project involves the selection of a farm, typical of the area, as the monitor farm with a community group, comprised of local farmers and other related businesses, getting involved in management decisions to improve the efficiency of the farm.
The aim of the legacy meetings is to give the community group and host farmer the opportunity to review on-going projects beyond the normal life of the monitor farm and also to assess and learn from changes to the businesses.
The Isle of Bute legacy meeting, which is open to all and free of charge, will take place at Plan Farm, courtesy of Brian and Janet Hill, on Thursday November 26.
For further information about these events and to register your place visit www.qmscotland.co.uk/events.