Farming in the spotlight

Eric Jones from Allerston, on his 1943 Fordson vintage tractor at the vintage ploughing match on Sunday off Carr Lane, East Ayton, with all proceeds will going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  113785a   18/09/11
Eric Jones from Allerston, on his 1943 Fordson vintage tractor at the vintage ploughing match on Sunday off Carr Lane, East Ayton, with all proceeds will going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113785a 18/09/11

A SPECIAL talk about farming in the county takes place at Barter Books in Alnwick on Monday night.

Angus Collingwood-Cameron presents Farming in Northumberland Past, Present and Future.

Topics to come under the spotlight include the history of farming in the area and turning points during that time, what lessons can be learnt from the past, and farming in the future.

Mr Collingwood-Cameron is well-placed to investigate and explore such areas.

Before settling in the family farm in Glanton, he began his working life with the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service in Wales where he became a chartered surveyor, as well as a chartered forester.

After the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2001, he became increasingly involved in rural policy, leading to his appointment as the North East director of the Country Land & Business Association in 2005.

The talk starts at 7.30pm and will be followed by a debate.

Entry is £5, with wine and cheese served afterwards.

To be assured of a seat, it is advised to arrive early, with doors opening at 7pm.