Book now for the NFU's annual county meetings

NFU President Minette Batters_69630A wide range of food and farming issues will be under the spotlight at six NFU East Anglia annual county meetings in November.

Members can find out how the NFU is working at county, regional and national level on issues including Brexit, rural crime and water resource management.

They will also have a chance to elect county representatives for the NFU’s regional commodity boards, covering livestock, dairy and combinable crops.

NFU East Anglia Regional Director Rachel Carrington said: “We are facing a crucial period for British food and farming. I would urge members to attend so they can hear what the NFU is doing on their behalf and get involved in the debate.”

Events start with Norfolk’s annual county meeting on 1 November, the same date as the county’s first annual meeting a century ago.

It gets under way at the John Innes Centre, Norwich with a buffet lunch of local produce at 1pm. Among the guests will be past officeholders and staff of NFU Norfolk.

Annual County Meetings 2019

Bedfordshire & Huntingdonshire

Monday 4 November, 7pm

Bedford Rugby Club, MK40 3NF

Speaker: Peter Garbutt, Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager at McDonald’s

Book via bedsandhunts@nfu.org.uk

Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 5 November, 12.30pm (lunch), meeting 1pm

Ely Golf Club, Ely, CB7 4HX

Speaker: NFU President Minette Batters

Book via [email protected]

Essex

Monday 11 November, 7pm for 7.30pm

The Lion Inn, Boreham, CM3 3JA

Speaker: NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts

Book via [email protected]

Hertfordshire

Friday 8 November, 10am for 10.30am

Verulam Golf Club, AL1 1JG

Speaker: TBC

Book via [email protected]

Norfolk

Friday 1 November, 1pm (lunch), meeting 2pm

John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH

Speakers: NFU President Minette Batters and Sir Peter Kendall

Book via norfolk@nfu.org.uk

Suffolk

Tuesday 5 November, 7.45am for 8am breakfast meeting

Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket IP14 2AJ

Speakers: NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts

Book via suffolk@nfu.org.uk

Bookings can also be made by phoning the NFU regional office on 01638 672100. 


 


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