The Scots Agricultural Society announces the appointment of a new President
THE ROYAL Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced the appointment of a new President.
Jim Warnock, of Gartfinnan Farm, Clackmannanshire, has been appointed chairman for a two-year term.
The 61-year-old, who is managing director of JDWAgri Ltd., was regional manager for Stirling at RHASS since 2010, before being named president-elect in 2020.
While at the Society, Jim served as Steward for Cattle, Sheep, Light Horses and Heavy Horses before being appointed Chief Steward of the Main Riding Arena, a position he held for five years.
Former President of Stirling Young Farmers and Past President and President of the Stirling Agricultural Society, Jim has been an active member of RHET Forth Valley organizing classroom lectures, farm tours and other RHET events.
Commenting on his appointment, Jim said, “I am honored to take on the role of President of RHASS after a very difficult time.
“My management style is one of collaboration and I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors, Members, Royal Highland Show exhibitors and the wider industry as we embark on a new chapter for the company. after covid.
“We realize there is still much to do to build on the successes whilst working to meet the challenges of running one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK.
“I look forward to meeting our stakeholders and hearing their feedback so that we can work together to make the Royal Highland Show even better, while ensuring the Society continues to fulfill its charitable mission to protect and promote the interests of rural Scotland.”