Welcome to our web site. We think we have made it easy to navigate around. If you want to know some detail you simply select the appropriate tab from the top row. For example if you want to know the detail of what winning the award entails select the tab "AWARD" and you will see all the information you need. If then you want to apply for the award you select"APPLICATION" from the drop down menu on the same tab. Have a look at the biography of Elizabeth Murray - she was a very special lady. And browse through the write ups of past winners. There are, naturally, some good ideas in there. There are some good ideas in our "GOOD IDEAS" section where we write up snippets we have gleaned from a variety of sources. Who knows your write up and 'photo might join this elite gallery. Good luck!
The Future Farming Award is an initiative funded by the Elizabeth Murray Trust, originally it was called the "Future Farmer Award" until we discovered that a lot of farmers thought it was for young farmers and not for them!. Quality Scotland and NFUScotland give practical support. Each year a trailblazing Scottish farmer will be given £4,000 and a package of practical support to help them promote their ideas to other farmers and land managers. At the discretion of the Trustees a farmer can be awarded "Highly Commended" status and, again at the discretion of the Trustees, a cash prize.
The Award aims to showcase ways in which Scotland can produce food, fibre and wood products from farms and crofts in a commercially viable way while maintaining the natural capital of the land and minimizing the ecological footprint of farming activities.
Anyone farming in Scotland who is keen to inspire others to try practical and sustainable ideas is eligible for the Award. Both direct applications and nominations are accepted.
Applications relating to livestock management should note that the Trust sets great store on livestock welfare and good husbandry.
If you look at our video section you will see some videos added by YOUTube users relating to farming matters. Some of these are good and contain some interesting ideas. Others are not so good and we would rather not be associated with them nor with the language used by some of those posting comments. We are sure you will have no difficulty in identifying the items we are talking about. There is little we can do about it - such is the openess of the WEB.