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Latest AgriScot News
Please find below the latest news relating to AgriScot 2015.
AgriScot Press Releases
It may only be mid-March but planning is now well under way for this years’ AgriScot, The Farm Business Event.
The Scottish Farmer is delighted to announce that it will continue the role of media partner for AgriScot, which will take place at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh on Wednesday 18th November.
The Scottish Farmer Editor Alasdair Fletcher stated:
“AgriScot is a great fit for The Scottish Farmer as media partner. We recognise the importance of the event as a platform offering business guidance and showcasing new thinking, innovation and business benefits to the farming community. It makes every sense for us to support the event and showcase what it has to offer to our readers.”
AgriScot expanded in size last year and organisers confirm that feedback indicates this was a great success:
“We have now analysed the statistics from our visitor and trade exhibitor survey and the results are hugely encouraging,” AgriScot Chairman Andrew Moir stated.
“In the week when we are sending out application packs to standholders, it is great to know that 95% of our 2014 exhibitors have already stated that they would like to return in 2015.”
“Visitor attendance continues to increase year on year and over 99% of those surveyed stated that the event had met or exceeded their expectations.”
“What is really interesting is the business mind-set of the visitors. 65% of them are farmers and 70% of that group are running over 100ha, with the biggest proportion visiting to do business or find information on products or services.”
“In 2015 we are excited to be placing even more emphasis on the appeal of the event for sheep farmers. They closely follow beef production, on the list in terms of the farming sectors our visitors represent. Initiatives like the new Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award should encourage many more sheep farmers to value AgriScot as an event for their sector.”
A dedicated page on The Scottish Farmer website will highlight AgriScot 2015 news in the coming months and topical pertinent issues will also be reported in the paper each week.