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  • Five new AHDB sector board members appointed in April 2016

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed five new members to its specialist sector boards. Reuben Collins has joined its Potato Sector Board, Dr Louise Sutherland the Horticulture Sector Board; Ben Schadla-Hall and Andrew Osmond the Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Board, and Richard Soffe the Dairy Sector Board. They were recruited through open competition with...

    4 May 2016

  • Key events for potato growers

      Scotland is set to host a number of important potato sector events in the coming months. AHDB Potatoes is highlighting the dates for three key events set to take place in July, August and November. Claire Hodge, Knowledge Transfer Manager for AHDB Potatoes in Scotland, explains more: “Once the majority of growers have finished planting, we are keen to draw their attention to these three key...

    4 May 2016

  • New Scottish Strategic Potato Farm announced

    Bruce Farms, the multi-facetted Perthshire based agricultural business, has been announced as the host for a new project which aims to be of benefit to all of Scotland’s potato growers. Bruce Farms, based at Meigle in Perthshire will facilitate the new AHDB Strategic Potato Farm project. The SPot Farm, as it will be known, is a practical, farmer-driven project which aims to give growers the...

    13 April 2016

  • McCain awarded ‘best potato industry host’ by future leaders

      Delegates of AHDB’s first ever Next Generation Programme overwhelmingly voted McCain Foods as their ‘Best Industry Host’, presenting the award at their final session at AHDB Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park, last month. Matthew Stubbings, trainee fieldsperson for McCain Foods (GB) Ltd (also on the programme as a delegate himself), accepted the award on behalf of the company at the concluding day...

    13 April 2016

  • New potato facility is SPot on: Funding for regional potato research & demonstration hub

    A West Suffolk estate is set to become a Regional Research & Demonstration Hub for potato growers and suppliers, thanks to funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative. The project, coordinated and co-funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Potatoes Division (AHDB Potatoes), has been awarded £109,273 and will be located at Elveden Farms in West Suffolk, and will...

    5 April 2016

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