Jim Booth addresses Royal Society’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Jim Booth, SAOS’s Head of Co-op Development, addressed the Royal Society’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission earlier this week, to convey the importance of co-ops and co-operation. He tells us: “My presentation was to the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.  This is a two-year independent study involving 14 commissioners, chaired by Sir Ian Cheshire.  Read More »

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Helen Glass reports on Thursday’s Make Innovation Happen webinar

Time is Money – using a webinar to inspire time-saving innovations for food and drink companies As a delivery partner in Make Innovation Happen, SAOS’ Helen Glass was involved in bringing together an Industry 4.0 themed seminar last week, looking at creating and saving time for food businesses. A first for Helen was that the Read More »

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Emma reports on the first Intro to Becoming a Director Workshop

Emma Patterson Taylor was one of the facilitators of the first running of our new workshop aimed at encouraging future rural leaders and new directors in our co-ops and across the industry. She tells us: “We’d a great day. Bob Yuill kicked things off, talking about the role of the board and looking at governance. Then Read More »

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Helen Glass reports on this week’s ‘SEFARI co-op safari’

Helen Glass fills us in on this week’s tour for SEFARI scientists www.sefari.scot, giving them the opportunity to understand better the role, commitment and innovation taking place within Scotland’s agri co-ops: “Eight SEFARI scientists, four cars and three agri co-ops sounds a bit like the something from a film set, but this was the scene for the Read More »

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What a difference a day makes! Lisa Farrell guest blogs on her SAOS conference experience

We’re delighted to have a ‘guest spot’ for our staff blog – Lisa Farrell, Research Development Officer at the University of Stirling tells us about a ‘whirlwind 24 hours’ and her immersion into SAOS and Scottish agriculture: “As a city native (Liverpool), in an office-based career, my interaction with Scottish agriculture hadn’t stretched much further Read More »

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