NFU starts forum for young growers

Young growers are being urged to join a "next-generation policy forum" to gain political influence on issues such as food security.

The NFU wants younger members to help shape the future of the union through the forum, which will meet in Brussels and London, and form a platform for debate on issues such as the common agricultural policy and bovine tuberculosis.

"With the future of the farming and horticulture industry in the spotlight, long-term decisions taken now will affect the next generation," said NFU head of policy services Andrew Clark. "Their input into decisions is crucial."

Sixteen applicants will be chosen to sit on the panel for two years, meeting quarterly with NFU policy teams in Stoneleigh, London and Brussels.

The application deadline is 2 October. Visit www.nfu online.com/ngpf and email completed forms to clare.rowntree@nfu.org.uk.


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