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Tim Bailey Reflects on the Scottish Programme for Government

Having had a few weeks to reflect on the new Scottish Programme for Government it’s difficult not to be overawed by the apparent challenges the farming industry faces in responding to this. The key driver throughout this is the climate emergency and the need for Scotland to become carbon net zero by 2045. It’s quite Read More »

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Helen Glass reports on the recent SEFARI Livestock Safari Trip

Following on from the successful SEFARI ‘safari’ looking at our arable co-ops earlier this year, we arranged a second, livestock-focussed programme. SEFARI selected a group of enthusiastic representatives from the James Hutton, the Moredun, the Rowett and from EPIC – a collective of inquisitive minds, all experts in their fields, passionate about knowledge exchange with Read More »

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Helen Glass reports from the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Event in Sheffield

“Sheffield was the place to be for agritech innovations on a rainy day at the end of June. SAOS was the only Scottish-based organisation represented in an audience of over 120 at the Innovate UK KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) event and certainly the only co-op represented in a room of entrepreneurs, academics, investors and agronomists, Read More »

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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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