Welcome Anna Playfair – our new NG of the month!

An interview with Anna Playfair

I first became involved with the RASC and the Next Generation in 2010 when I was awarded a scholarship through the Roy Watherston Memorial Trust to attend the 24th RASC Conference in Scotland. I found this conference so beneficial in so many ways that in 2012 I applied for another scholarship to attend the conference in Zambia. I was very fortunate to be co-funded by the Border Union Agricultural Society and by my employer Marks and Spencer to attend. I now sit as an Honorary Next Generation Trustee on the RASC Committee. I am very lucky to be attending my third RASC conference in October.

As the population grows – set to increase to 9 billion by 2050 – more advanced technologies are required to produce more food and outputs from fewer inputs. Many of the papers at the conference are extremely relevant to my work within the supply chain and will help me bring information back to the UK to influence positive changes in our supply base which in turn assists the UK farming industry.

Anna Playfair
Anna tells us how being a RASC NG has benefited her and what she hopes to give back to the organisation

The Next Generation is a great platform for encouraging future leaders across the globe in the Agri-Food industry. I see this network of people and information growing year on year, as technologies advance the possibilities of sharing information becomes far easier.

I plan to continue to support and attend the RASC NG conferences, to help encourage others to take p To increase awareness of the RASC and help the knowledge transfer to people who will benefit from the learnings and information brought together by the RASC.