The roots of SAYFC are firmly set within the agricultural and rural industry. Although not all of our members are farmers and we encourage members of all backgrounds to join the association, we respect our heritage and take pride in being the voice for young people involved in the agricultural industry.
The Agri & Rural Affairs Committee ensures members have this voice.
– Inspire and inform members so they can lead the way in agriculture
– Secure the future of the Scottish agriculture industry
– Enable members to have a voice and a link with policy makers
The Committee organises a number of agricultural and rural based events during the year, both nationally and in each of the three SAYFC regions. These include our annual Agri Affairs Conference and Study Tours to farm walks, presentations, panel nights, training and lots more.
SAYFC continuously invests in the development of the services available, creating a platform for dialogue with Young Farmers who want to share their vision for the future of the agricultural and rural industry in Scotland.
By bringing members opinions together on issues such as land tenure, subsidies, environmental protection and food security, the committee aims to arrive at a consensus which they can take forward to the media, stakeholder groups and government so our members interests are better represented in future.
In turn this will empower members to be the future Agri & Rural leaders of Scotland ensuring the Scottish farming Industry is a prosperous, sustainable and profitable sector for all.