Business support for farmers and growers in Scotland:
- Producer membership
Soil Association producer membership gives you unlimited and ongoing access to our full range of support services.
- Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS)
Scotland's experts on co-operative and collaborative strategies, structures and management. They provide a comprehensive range of development and consultancy services, supported by The Scottish Government
- Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
The SAC organic farming website is a free information resource for organic farmers and for farmers thinking about converting to organic.
- Scottish Government 'Organic web site'
The Scottish Government has worked with stakeholders through the Scottish Organic Forum to develop an Organic Action Plan (published March 2011). The Action Plan reflects the shared agenda for the sector, with actions being taken forward by all parties concerned with growing the organic food and drink supply chain in Scotland.
- Scottish Rural Development Programme
The SRDP is a programme of economic, environmental and social measures, utilising some €680m of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development funding plus Scottish Government match funding.
Scotland Food and Drink
Scotland Food & Drink, established in 2007, is a not-for-profit organisation that was created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability.
Scotch Beef Farm of the Year 2013
Following the success of the inaugural Scotch Beef Farm of the Year initiative which was launched in 2012 by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland, the hunt for a 2013 winner has commenced this week. Beef producers in Scotland are being encouraged to come forward to win a fabulous cash prize and the now well known title of Scotch Beef Farm of the Year. Applications are also sought from others working in the industry who can nominate a farm, or farms, they feel merits the award. The closing date for applications is 30th September 2013. To register your interest and receive further information and an application form please email email@example.com or call Kirsty McCormack at QMS on 0131 472 4040. To be eligible the farm must be a member of the QMS Farm Assurance Scheme - full details of eligibility available on application.
Contact Lyn Matheson,
Agricultural Development Manager
on 0131 666 0847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Scottish Office 0131 666 2474.