The Ulster Farmers’ Union will host a series of meetings to give members an opportunity to feed in their views on the future of agriculture, as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
“Earlier this week the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that by March 2017 she will trigger the two year process for the UK to leave. That means we have a limited time to agree a position and to then ensure our politicians, both at Stormont and Westminster, understand what is needed to support and develop our agriculture industry,” said UFU president Barclay Bell.
The Union will outline what it has done to date but more importantly wants to hear what members have to say on the way forward and the meetings will be structured to allow for plenty of discussion and debate.
The dates for UFU ‘Future of Farming’ meetings are: Monday, 24th October, Armagh City Hotel; Tuesday, 25th October, La Mon Hotel; Thursday, 27th October, Roe Park Resort; Tuesday, 1st November, Tullyglass Hotel; Wednesday, 2nd November, The Silverbirch Hotel; and Thursday, 3rd November, Killyhevlin Hotel. All meetings start at 8pm.