As the region gears up for the season of AGM events, and with everyone looking forward to meeting again in person, the special edition was planned to provide members with a review of the last 12 months plus a look forward to what's coming up in the year ahead.
A warm welcome
The publication features a welcome from Rachel Hallos, North East regional chair, in which she says she's proud of the way the team has been able to keep the show on the road during such difficult times, with members responding well to the challenge of grappling with technology to keep in touch and access a whole raft of virtual events.
"There have been some real highlights in 2021 but we are planning for another busy year ahead with a diverse array of regional priorities."
Acknowledging the importance of building on already good working relationships with MPs, the issue also includes a guide to making the most of on-farm meetings.
A broad summary
Looking back over the year, the content celebrates high profile events such as the Royal Visit, when the Chapman family hosted TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, regional highlights such as the success of the Big Farm Tree Planting when 5,000 free trees were planted by members, and the start of the new student & young farmer development programme.
On the lobbying front, the publication highlights the high number of meetings held with MPs and Peers during the year - achieving a record number of MP visits to the NFU stand at the Great Yorkshire Show in July.
In collaboration with our legal panel firms
The publication has also been supported by our Legal Assistance Scheme legal panel firms, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors and Jacksons Law Firm, who offer advice on making a success of succession planning.