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Listen to part three of the SAOS on_farm podcast series on Climate Change

08 February 2021

Part three of our on_farm podcast series with Scene & Herd PR, focusing on the climate change challenge facing agriculture, is out now!

Climate-friendly farming can be a more efficient and profitable way to run your business - that's the key message of episode 3 of our series. Anna Davies hears about tools, methods, and processes you can implement on your farm to help Scotland meet its 2045 carbon 'net zero' target. This is the third in a series of podcasts on climate change with SAOS and our members. This time Anna is joined by:

Mark Clark - SAOS Chairman and MD of Grampian Growers 
Andrew Moir - Contract farmer and Chairman Scottish Quality Crops, Andrew also heads up the Climate Change Group for Arable and Horticulture
Rory Christie - SAOS Board Member and Chairman of the Milk Supply Association


Listen to Part 3 at:

And of you've not already heard them, listen to Part 1 here and Part 2 here

To subscribe to OnFARM, iPhone users simply need to search for ‘OnFARM Rural’ within their phone’s inbuilt Podcasts app and click Subscribe.

iPhone users can also use other podcast app’s and Android users can use a podcast app, such as Google Podcasts or Spotify to listen and subscribe.

You can also visit www.on-farm.co.uk to listen to each episode as it goes live.

You can find out more, or ask questions about, OnFARM on social media:

Twitter @on_farmuk 
Instagram @on_farmuk
Facebook - OnFarm - Food, Agriculture and Rural Matters (@onfarmuk)

Use the hashtag #onfarm


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