Agri Scot 2016 will boast more than 240 trade stands
AGRISCOT, one of the premier events in UK agriculture, continues to develop its appeal to all sectors of the industry, both to the trade and a wide cross section of farmers eager to seek out products, services, advice and information for their farming businesses.
The 2016 event, which takes place on Wednesday November 16, will feature more than 240 trade stands exhibiting a wide variety of products, competitions for aspiring young agricultural professionals, new products, business seminars and technical demonstrations for a variety of products and services covering every aspect of agriculture.
Those seeking answers to the myriad of questions on their own circumstances will find them at the farm business event where the best commercial and technical advice is on offer. Agriscot continues to develop its appeal to all sectors of the industry, both to the trade and to a wide cross section of farmers eager to seek out the products, services, advice, and information necessary for their farming businesses.
The Lowland Hall is the country’s largest winter display of machinery where visitors will be able to view the latest developments in farm hardware and technology, from the latest tractors to equipment for both arable and livestock farms. Agriscot now encompasses four exhibition halls, including the most recent addition, The Upland Hall, which helps to offer visitors an even greater range of products and services.
Add in the competitions for aspiring young agricultural professionals, silage and new products, business seminars, technical demonstrations, it’s easy to see that Agriscot is the place to be if you are in the business of farming.
The new Agriscot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year award, aims to emulate the success of the Scottish Dairy, Scotch Beef and Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year Competitions.
Andrew Moir, Agriscot chairman, explained the thinking behind the new award. He said: ‘Agriscot is now, more than ever, about all sectors of agriculture.
‘A significant number of the trade stands and seminars at our event are hugely relevant to arable farmers and we have been attracting them in increasing numbers year on year.
‘ With the ongoing success of our farm of the year awards for the three principal livestock sectors we felt that arable businesses were missing out. Thanks to sponsorship from Soilessentials and the support of AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, we are able to announce at Agriscot that the inaugural Scottish Arable Farm of the Year competition will take place in 2017.’
Agriscot has an established history of sectorial and business competitions. Awards are made each year not only in the farm of the year competitions, but also for farm business skills exhibited by a young Scottish talent, the best silage crops and the best new product exhibit at Agriscot. The awards are a way of highlighting excellence in the industry and, in turn, helping farmers to pick up ways in which their own businesses might be improved.
Agriscot started out as a specialist event for dairy farmers, and over the year has grown in size and scope to become the leading business and networking event for the entire agricultural industry. The one- day exhibition attracts farmers and agricultural professionals from across Scotland, and, thanks to its proximity to Edinburgh Airport, from all over Britain and beyond.