Drones, robots, driver-less tractors? The future of farming is starting now, but where will we be in the future?
Organised by the Farm Management Team at SRUC, young people across Scotland are being challenged to illustrate their vision of ’the future of farming’.
The team are looking to find out what young people think farming, and potentially the human diet will be like in the future, and entries can be a drawing, painting or video clip.
Competition organiser, Dr Cath Milne, said: “Farmers are constantly innovating and using new technologies such as drones to help them produce our food and manage land.
"Concepts such as vertical farming are also being tested in practice and farms may look very different in the future. We are really excited to see what young people envisage when they think about the future of farming.
"There is lots of inspirational material, we have videos on our own website and there is the Royal Highland Educational Trust site, or of course, just google future farming!”
Primary school children can enter one drawing, painting or collage (no bigger than A3) while secondary school age children should enter a short video depicting and/or describing their vision of future farming.
All schools in Scotland have been sent details of the competition, and entrants have been advised to let their imaginations run wild and interpret the brief in anyway they see fit.