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Come and Join us in 2017

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A warning if planning to attend the congress:

Registration for the Full Congress is now closed!

We do still have a small number of Day Tickets available for the Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions.

21st IFMA Congress Edinburgh Scotland

'Future Farming Systems'

The Congress will take place between Sunday 2nd July to Friday 7th July 2017 based at the purpose built John McIntyre Conference Centre with a range of onsite accommodation for delegates.

Welcome to the 2017 IFMA Congress Website. IAgrM in association with SRUC are pleased to confirm that they will be organising the IFMA Congress with the very topical title of 'Future Farming Systems'.

The Congress team are looking forward to welcoming delegates and registration for the Congress and associated events is now open.

  • Pre Congress Tour

Details of the tour that takes place from the 25th June to the 1st July 2017 can be found on the 'Tours Tab' on this website.

  • Congress

The 'Congress Tab' provides information covering: Registration, The Congress, Field Trips that take place as part of the Congress, Partners Programme and the evening events.

  • Accommodation during the Congress

Registration for the Congress does not include accommodation and this will need to be booked directly by the delegate.

Accommodation to suit all delegates requirements is available in Edinburgh but early booking is essential because the city is a very popular destination.

You can book via the two suppliers we have identified:

  • On Site Hotel and Halls

The 'Accommodation Tab' provides a link to the 'Edinburgh First' booking portal at which you can book the accommodation which is adjacent to the Congress venue.

  • City Centre Hotels

The 'Accommodation Tab' provides a link to the 'Convention Edinburgh' portal at which you can book a number of city centre hotels.

  • Post Congress Tour

Details of the post Congress tour that takes place between the 8th and 15th July can be found on the 'Tours Tab' of the website.

  • Call for papers, posters and workshops

Call for papers is now closed with the review of them by the team is currently underway and the schedule for the afternoon papers will be announced shortly.

IFMA (International Farm Management Association)

IFMA (International Farm Management Association hold an International Congress) every other year which is organised, wherever possible, by the member organisation that covers Farm Management of the host country and a partner educational establishment. The IFMA Congress is a biannual event which takes place allowing ideas, experiences, best practice and knowledge covering farm management and agricultural education/training to be exchanged through presentations, visits and demonstrations.


The Institute of Agricultural Management is a membership organization covering Farmers, Farm Managers and others engaged in management in agriculture and associated rural businesses.


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  • The online booking system is now live and click the above GREEN Box to access

  • Call for papers and posters now launched and see 'want to present something' for links
  • Seminar on entrepreneurship and strategic management organized by the ERASMUS+ISM+project is taking place as part of the Wednesday afternoon sessions.
  • See information re the call for papers on the home page
  • Congress venue The Congress venue is the John McIntyre Centre
  • Accommodation will be available on site and at a range of Edinburgh hotels to suite all requirements.
  • The formal dinner is being held at Dynamic Earth which is a spectacular tourist attraction.
  • Pre and post tour basic arrangements made.
  • Plans are well in hand for the formal sessions and field trip days.