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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

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A group of young farmers are bringing together four industry experts in Edinburgh next week to present their views and answer questions about the impact of Brexit on young farmers.

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC) is to host the discussion on Wednesday (15 February) in collaboration with Royal Highland Agriculture Society of Scotland (RHASS).

The evening, chaired by David Lawrie (SAYFC) and will see Declan Marren, Irish Farmers Journal livestock specialist and George Lyon, a senior agricultural consultant in Brussels for Hume Brophy, provide some international perspective.

Alan Laidlaw, director of the Oxford Farming Conference will conversation surrounding opportunity and growth and finally, representing the SAYFC agriculture and rural affairs committee, chairman Sarah Allison will deliver her perspective on the role rural youth have to play after Brexit, and highlight how the committee is continuing to develop to ensure young farmers remain at the forefront of agriculture in Scotland.

Speaking ahead of the event, Allison said: “Brexit presents both challenges of uncertainly, and opportunities to reform the policy environment that we are farming within.

“This event at the Royal Highland Centre will allow our members to directly question a panel from across the agricultural spectrum on how Brexit may affect their business, and how best to survive the journey there.”

To find out more about the event or to register to attend visit