National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

19 June 2013

Representatives from NFYFC met with agricultural minister David Heath last week to discuss the latest phase of Defra’s Green Food Project.

Herefordshire FYFC member and Vice-Chairman of the NFYFC Agricultural and Rural Affairs committee, Russell Carrington joined NFYFC’s new Agriculture and Rural Affairs officer Jo Wyles for the meeting at Defra’s headquarters in Westminster.

The Green Food Project was established in 2011 to look at the challenge of increasing food production whilst enhancing the English environment and to bring together farming and food industry, environmental and consumer bodies and Government.

The meeting included updates from the five sub-groups of the Green Food Project, including the Future of Farming review which Young Farmers had an opportunity to contribute to at NFYFC’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Forum in Blackpool, which was attended by leader of the review David Fursdon.

At the meeting Russell thanked David for this opportunity:

“NFYFC is grateful for the opportunity to input into the Future of Farming review and we look forward to some tangible outcomes that can help young farmers and new entrants get a foothold in the industry.”

The meeting, which was attended by representatives from a number of industry bodies, discussed how the Green Food Project could continue to take action on the future of food production and the environment in England. Check out Russell’s video blog for his round-up of the latest Green Food Project meeting.

Find out more about NFYFC's work on the Future of Farming.


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