NFUS is seek­ing pres­i­dent

The Oban Times - - FARMING -

NOMINATIONS are now be­ing taken for the po­si­tions of NFU Scot­land’s pres­i­dent and two vice-pres­i­dents.

The elec­tion for these key ap­point­ments within Scot­tish agri­cul­ture will take place at the union’s meet­ing at the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel, Glas­gow, on Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 7, 2017. The union’s AGM and an­nual din­ner will be staged at the same venue the day be­fore.

Any NFUS mem­ber can be nom­i­nated for elec­tion, pro­vid­ing they are pro­posed and sec­onded by fel­low NFUS mem­bers. The pres­i­den­tial po­si­tion is held for two years and a pres­i­dent can serve a max­i­mum of two con­sec­u­tive two-year terms. Those elected vice-pres­i­dent will ini­tially serve for two years be­fore the post re­verts to an an­nual elec­tion.

Mem­bers of NFU Scot­land’s coun­cil – a body made up from rep­re­sen­ta­tives of each of the union’s 73 branches – will se­lect the suc­cess­ful can­di­dates.

Cur­rent pres­i­dent Al­lan Bowie, who farms in Fife and Stir­ling­shire, will com­plete his first two-year term at the union’s forth­com­ing AGM and has in­di­cated he will be stand­ing for elec­tion for a sec­ond two-year term.

Any­one wish­ing to stand as pres­i­dent or vice-pres­i­dent should con­tact NFUS chief ex­ec­u­tive Scott Walker to ob­tain a pro­posal form, which must be re­turned by Mon­day December 12.

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