Emma Patterson Taylor on the Women in Food & Agriculture Summit

        Emma Patterson Taylor, SAOS’s lead on sustainability, tells us about the first Women in Food and Agriculture Summit that she attended last week in Amsterdam. The  summit enabled different sectors within the supply chain to learn from each other, build strategic relationships and pin point partnership opportunities to take businesses and Read More »

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SAOS Conference 2020 Open for Booking!

SAOS Conference 2020: Data – what’s the big deal? We have organised a day packed with presentations and sessions that will allow delegates to see and hear that the future really is now – if we can gather and make the best use of our data. And we’re delighted to announce that ‘Stand Up Farmer’, Read More »

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SAOS Winter ’19/20 Newsletter Online

So hot it’s not even off the press yet! If you can’t wait for the mailed version, you can read our Winter SAOS Update now at:  There’s a focus on our January conference from Chief Exec, Tim Bailey. As well as updates from SAOS, lots of news from our member co-ops, and we look into what’s Read More »

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SAOS’s Bob Yuill addresses ICOS Conference in Ireland

Yesterday was the annual national conference of our sister organisation in Ireland, the Irish Co-oprative Organsiation Society. The theme for the day was  Climate Change & Animal Welfare – Opportunities for Co-ops SAOS’s Deputy Chief Executive, Bob Yuill, who is also Managing Director of the livestock traceability system – ScotEID, was in attendance as part Read More »

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How can SmartRural help you? Please tell us!

Game-changing digital connectivity for farms and businesses in rural Scotland   Capturing useful data is a vital part of modern farming, but too often it gets pushed down the day-to-day priority list. Through SmartRural, SAOS has initiated a nationwide project that will help farmers capture and access data to help them make better decisions and Read More »

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