A long-standing supporter of RSABI, Ewan Pate was co-opted to the Board in August 2011 to strengthen its media skills, and was elected to Board at the following AGM in November. Ewan is well known as the farming editor of The Courier, responsible for ensuring that the paper carries agricultural and rural news six days a week.
Ewan has farmed in the Dundee area all his life following education at the High School of Dundee and the East of Scotland School of Agriculture. He is currently farming 650 acres as a long term tenant at South Powrie, just to the north of Dundee, in partnership with wife Anne and son Thomas, now the fourth generation Pate on the mainly arable farm. Over the years he has been interested in the politics of farming and has been both soft fruit committee Chairman and cereals committee Vice Chairman at NFU Scotland.