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Virtual talk on dairy farm future
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Farmers will examine the future of the industry in Scotland
A virtual seminar is to be held by Scottish dairy farmers to discuss the future of their industry.

Video links will be used to connect groups in Dumfries, Lanark, Stranraer, Edinburgh, Campbeltown, Aberdeen, Auchincruive and Orkney.

The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) event will be staged on 9 October.

The seminar will be chaired by the SAC's Professor Geoff Simm and will look at the challenges facing dairy farmers and how they can be overcome.

The main theme of the event is "what you need to consider if you want to be in business in five years' time".

Speakers will talk about dairy systems, farming in the Netherlands and financial issues.

Individual discussions will also take place at each of the sites involved after the video link up.


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