January 2024

Olivia Midgley on Effective Communication

Olivia Midgley has been a journalist and editor for 18 years, working in local and regional news until joining Farmers Guardian's London team in 2011. Olivia became editor of FG in March 2023. A regular pundit across regional and national media channels, Olivia provides analysis on the issues facing farming businesses and helps to promote agriculture as a rewarding career choice.  She is also a director of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists which promotes training and careers for journalists and PR professionals working in agriculture and is a mentor with the Creative Mentor Network which works to make the creative industries more inclusive. Olivia is specialises in food, farming, rural affairs, news, features and analysis and will be one of the core speakers at Scotland’s Agritourism Monitor Farms Online Communications Masterclass. ...

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Lesley Wood – Branding Workshop

Lesley Wood has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, business development and training delivery and has supported numerous businesses in developing their brand strategy, including Lennox of Lomond, Avva Scottish Gin and Piersland House. Training clients include Scottish Enterprise, Visit Scotland, The Oxford Farming Conference, Scottish Agritourism and various Business Gateways across Scotland. Lesley will be leading Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms Branding Workshop. ...

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Jeremy Buxton on Effective Communication

Jeremy follows in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather, who bought their family farm in the 1960’s. After 12 years living and working in Paris, Jeremy turned his back on his career in sports television to return to the family farm. A passion for regenerative farming and producing high quality food for the local community has seen many changes on the farm in the management and farming practices. Jeremy is determined to farm in a manner that regenerates the soils and biodiversity on the farm whilst helping to prevent climate change. Jeremy is skilled in broadcasting, video, and documentaries and will be one of the core speakers at Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms Online Communications Masterclass. ...

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