Welcome to IAgSA (Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators)
Who are we?
IAgSA (Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators) was incorporated in 1967 and is a professional organisation whose members offer a wide range of services to farming and rural businesses in the UK. IAgSA is respected throughout the farming and rural business industry.
What is our mission?
- To provide professional support to farm administrators and bookkeepers working in the UK rural economy.
- To support career development in rural business administration.
- To promote a high standard of professional conduct with farm and rural business administration.
What does IAgSA do?
- Maintains a membership database of all IAgSA members, which includes farm administrators,
bookkeepers, rural business administrators, farm secretaries, accountants, land agents,
- Provides our members with relevant information and knowledge to assist them with their ongoing and Continuing Professional Development.
- Arranges training to help new entrants coming into the sector.
- Supports members to improve their technical knowledge and to meet other members and industry representatives through IAgSA Regional Training Days and our National Conference.
- Works to support local IAgSA Branches who provide local networks for IAgSA members across the UK.
- Engages with a wide audience via our
industry-recognisedmonthly technical bulletin.
- Liaises and works with industry stakeholders, the government and others on farming issues that affect our members and their clients.
How do we manage ourselves?
- We follow a Constitution and Code of Conduct to provide our council and members with a framework in which to operate.
- Our Secretariat looks after the day-to-day activities of IAgSA, under the guidance of our council.
- Our Membership Panel approves all applications for membership.
- Our Disciplinary Committee ensures the good governance of membership in relation to the Code of Conduct and ethical matters.
What do we expect of our members?
- To abide by the Code of Conduct.
- To maintain and enhance their professional standards.
- To hold an Anti Money Laundering Supervisory Licence if required.
- To hold Professional Indemnity Insurance if required.
- To demonstrate continuing professional development and submit to IAgSA.
- To further the aims and objectives of IAgSA.
If you have any questions about IAgSA, please contact us.
IAgSA Council Members
Council Members help IAgSA to provide a high-quality service to our membership, giving their time and expertise, commitment and enthusiasm. Many of our Council Members work as farm administrators or bookkeepers and so have a working appreciation of the day-to-day issues within our profession.
Emma Powell – Chairman and Branches Representative
Lynn Briggs – Vice Chairman & Continuing Professional Development & Membership Panel Representative
Rebecca Hill – Treasurer
She is also secretary of the Suffolk branch.
The highlight of Amanda’s IAgSA career so far would be organising the 2020 IAgSA Conference in Peebles Hydro with the other Scottish Borders Branch committee members.
We have two sons and two daughters who are all adults by now; luckily they all live locally and we are busy grandparents to nine grandchildren! After both our sons studied agriculture at College and University, they both came home to become partners in the business with different experience, knowledge and ideas to expand and improve the business. We changed direction of the business and build a Free Range Poultry Unit beginning with 16K and have increased to 32K.
Myself and my husband are in charge of the poultry unit. Our sons have recently moved direction again and now run a rotary dairy unit. Due to the demand of the poultry unit and the new dairy; we decided to stop farming sheep and beef to concentrate on both these enterprises. For 25 years; I ran my own farm secretarial business. I was a farm secretary for a number of farms around North Wales and had great pleasure out of my work. However, three years ago I decided that I needed to priorities my work on our own business. It was nice to hand over my work to local ladies who had a keen interest in the work. I have been a member of IAgSA for a number of years and have gained a lot of knowledge, inspiration from my fellow member by attending annual meetings and conferences around the United Kingdom. I was pleased to welcome the conference to North Wales in 2018- when it was held in the beautiful setting of Nant Gwrtheyrn. I am currently a chairperson of our own North Wales Branch.
In my spare time I like walking the country side of North Wales with my friends. My proudest achievement was to walk the Offa’s Dyke which runs from Chepstow in South Wales up to Prestatyn North Wales.
Billie Johnson – Government Liaison Representative
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