Tel: 07773 519995


SAYFC Cultivating Leaders 6 day workshop, Covering vision, goals, leadership, succession, business governance, understanding accounts, finance, markets & volatility, business plans, farm visits, learning from those who are doing this, presentations.
This workshop is a business and leadership induction, helping young people to identify their dreams and goals.
Supported by industry experts from Asets, Galbraith, Burness Paull and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Hamish Logan, East Lothian.
"Cultivating Leaders is an amazing opportunity to meet other like minded Young farmers that are looking to increase their confidence, leadership skills and business knowledge. It is an amazing course to be part of and you learn so much for future both in business and personally. I would highly recommend anybody to attend this course in future years!"

Lucy McClymont, Lower Nithsdale
"Cultivating leaders allowed me to push myself out my comfort zone. The variety of topics covered allowed us to learn more about business and financial skills. Overall, the course developed my confidence, skills and allowed me to meet likeminded people. I highly recommend this course to other SAYFC members!"

Louise Paterson, Lower Nithsdale
Cultivating Leaders stimulates your mind to think differently and gives you the opportunity to learn valuable skills for the future, personally and for business. I would definitely recommend my fellow SAYFC members take up the opportunity!

Programme Content:

  • Leadership– what is it and have you got the qualities?
  • Vision & goals– where do you want to be and where are you now?
  • Succession– Are you in the position to be able to make the decisions that you need to make, have you a difficult conversation to have?
  • Business – Cash flows, accounts, budgets, understanding the market place
  • Practical – Actually filling out a farm business tenancy application – completing a bank loan application – drawing up a business plan to present to partners and the bank manager
  • Conclusion – Are you a leader?
  • Farm/Industry Visit – a mixture of farm visit where they will see "leadership" in action.

SAYFC Cultivating Leaders Heather Wildman consultation