New Scottish VI Chair appointed

Amy Geddes, a farmer from Angus, has been appointed as the Voluntary Initiative Chair for Scotland.

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The Voluntary Initiative (VI) is pleased to announce that Amy Geddes of Wester Braikie Farms in Angus has recently been appointed as chair of the Scottish Voluntary Initiative.  Amy will work closely with VI sponsor NFU Scotland and all Scottish VI stakeholders, who represent a wide range of organisations across both the Agricultural and Water sectors in Scotland.

Amy outlined the VI's mission to be Scotland’s primary delivery mechanism for promoting best practice in plant protection product (PPP) use through enhanced adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in order to protect water and the environment.

Amy is keen to raise the profile of the organisation in Scotland. Amy explained: “We are looking to get out and speak to farmers more. We plan to attend a number of shows and have had representatives on the NFU Scotland stand at the Highland Show and meetings with some of the Scottish Ministers there in the past . I am keen to get the message out on what we do and how farmers can use our resources to help their business.”

Amy takes over the reins from Fife-based farmer David Bell and the VI would like to extend our thanks to David for his enthusiasm and support during his two year tenure. 

Amy and the work of the Scottish VI recently featured in an article in The Scottish Farmer (2nd Sept 2023) which can be found here.

You can follow Amy on Twitter @farmer_just