Lanarkshire girl heads to Singapore to represent Scotland’s agricultural industry

picture-of-carol-anneCarol-Anne Warnock from Sandilands Farm, Lanark has been awarded funding by The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) to attend the forthcoming Commonwealth agricultural conference in Singapore.

Organized by the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC), the conference will attract over fifty leading national and regional agricultural show societies working in twenty Commonwealth countries when it meets for its 27th conference on 2nd November.

Carol-Anne (34) who works as an agricultural consultant for SAC Consulting will join the Next Generation delegation as they seek to develop an international support system to foster the collaboration between commonwealth countries.

Tackling issues such as food waste management, food sustainability and involving the next generation, Carol-Anne will hear from eminent speakers including RASC President, HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne and Baroness Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary General.

Education will play a big part in the conference and this is something that is close to Carol-Anne’s heart. She is the daughter of Jimmy Warnock who last year received an OBE for his services to education.

Commenting on her trip, Carol-Anne said: It was a colleague who recommended applying for the bursary following their experiences at one of the previous conferences in Brisbane. I am excited at the prospect of meeting likeminded people from around the Commonwealth and hearing about how agriculture is faring in their part of the world. I am very grateful to RHASS for being afforded this opportunity and to my employers SAC Consulting for being so accommodating in allowing me to attend.

RHASS Chairman, Keith Brooke added: “The Society is delighted that Carol-Anne, along with two other NG delegates, will represent Scotland at this prestigious event. We are confident that the candidates chosen to receive funding from the Society will showcase the work we are doing here in Scotland to engage and inspire the next generation through our work with RHET and the Royal Highland Show.  We wish Carol-Anne a safe and productive trip.”