The next North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting on 12 September will focus of the important, but sometimes sensitive, subject of succession planning.
At the meeting, which will be held at Auchens Restaurant, Dundonald, and begin at 7.30pm, Heather Wildman from Saviour Associates will highlight the advantages of planning for the future and suggest ways of approaching the process for farming businesses.
The meeting will address some of the reasons why those involved in farming too often avoid planning for succession and suggest some questions farmers should ask themselves at that start of the process.
Mrs Wildman, who has published a guide to succession aimed at farmers, acknowledges that every farm business and situation is different, and it is important that each business develops a succession plan that works for them.
The meeting at the Auchens Restaurant on 12 September will begin at 7.30pm prompt. Those attending the meeting are invited for a meal at the Restaurant at 6pm. Attendees who are unable to attend the meal should aim to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30 pm start. The meeting is expected to finish by 9.30pm. All are welcome and the event is free.
For further information contact Raymond Crerar (contact details below)
Raymond Crerar (SAC Ayr) on 01292 525252 or email FBSAyr@sac.co.uk