04 November 2016
Young Farmers ensured their views would be considered as part of any future British Agricultural Policy when they met with the Farming Minister George Eustice in November.
The members, who are all part of NFYFC’s Agriculture and Rural Issues Steering Group, arranged a meeting with Defra to discuss the findings from the Federation’s post-Brexit survey. Members had also gathered additional input and opinions from the Know Your Future Market Forum held by NFYFC in October.
The Defra meeting was an insightful trip to the capital and a chance to highlight what young farmers would like to see in a future British Agricultural Policy.
AGRI Chair Sam Dilcock said: "The opportunity of meeting the Minister to discuss young peoples’ views and opinions was absolutely fantastic. It is very pleasing that government is taking seriously the ambitions and goals of the younger generation who will have to deal with the impacts of future policy and practices the longest.
“As a forward thinking and innovative generation, we are very grateful to the Minister for taking the time to listen to us and engage in such stimulating discussion. It has helped us all better understand each other and work collaboratively towards the best possible outcomes for all our futures."
The full results of the NFYFC post-Brexit survey are available online
but the survey will be left open to gather further opinions and thoughts for future meetings.