- Soil Association
- David Michie
Head of Agricultural Development, Soil Association Scotland
As part of the Future Farming Scotland team, David facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas between land managers, specialists, and researchers in Scotland. These are mainly about sustainable and efficient food production with minimal environmental impact.
David joined Soil Association Scotland in November 2015, after working for SRUC for several years, where he mainly carried out agricultural consultancy. He also taught postgraduate and undergraduate students, worked on research projects, and specialised in soil nutrient management projects, including the development of PLANET Scotland. David was also responsible for the delivery of organic farming advice for the Scottish Government.
David has over 15 years’ experience of working in agriculture, including working on a mixed cattle and arable farm, as a field trials officer for an agricultural science agency, and as a certification officer for an organic certification body. David’s range of experience can help people understand and develop sustainable farming systems.