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AGRI working with Defra - Farming is changing

Farmers provide high-quality food while enhancing and protecting our countryside. Leaving the EU means we can shape English agricultural policy so it supports both endeavours.

NFYFC AGRI is encouraging all interested YFC members to come along to dedicated YFC regional events where Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs) colleagues will be joining us to talk about their proposed changes for farming once we leave the EU, including the new Environmental Land Management scheme.

This is a great opportunity to understand how these changes will affect you directly, share your regional knowledge and have your say on what the future of farming should look like.

This is just part of the NFYFC annual Defra grant work which helps to provide members with a range of opportunities for gaining information, skills and training to help with career or study opportunities.

You can find information on how farming is changing here.


 As a General Election has now been called for 12 December, all elections require a 25 day dissolution of parliament to allow for campaigning ahead of voting day. This means the pre-election period will start on 6 November (Wednesday). During the pre-election period, external engagement and communication is severely restricted and Defra is unable to discuss policy developments around ELM during this time.

Unfortunately, as the following NFYFC regional meetings fall within this period, Defra will no longer be able to attend:

12/12/2019 - NFYFC Eastern evening event

05/12/2019 - NFYFC South West evening event

Events scheduled for January are due to go ahead as planned and new dates are being added below.  

Regional events 

 Area Location Date Facebook event page
East YorkshireBishop Burton College, York Rd, Bishop Burton, Beverley HU17 8QG  29 October, 7.30 pm Facebook event page 
CumbriaPenrith Rugby Club, Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RQ  20 January, 7.30 pm Facebook event page  
West Midlands YFC Centre - Beech Business Park, Tillington Road, Hereford HR4 9QJ 23 January, 7pm  Facebook event page 
South EastSparsholt College, Hillside Rd, Winchester SO21 2NE 27 January, 7.30 pm  Facebook event page 
NorthumberlandTynedale Rugby Club, Station Road, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AY 29 January, 7.30 pm Contact: 
EasternNFU, Agriculture House, Willie Snaith Rd, Newmarket CB8 7SN 30 January. 7.30 pm Facebook event page
South West
Sedgemoor Auction Centre - Bridgwater TA6 6TS 13 February, 7.30 pm  Facebook event page
East MidlandsNewark Showground, Lincoln Road, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY  13 February, 7.30 pm Facebook event page 


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