The Meirionnydd branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales is looking forward to a busy day at the County Show (Wednesday, 23 August), which will be held at Tywyn.
Union officials will welcome Liz Saville Roberts MP and Dafydd Elis Thomas AM to the marquee for a discussion on farm policy and funding post Brexit.
FUW Meirionnydd County Executive Officer Huw Jones said: “ We look forward to discussing #FarmingMatters at the stand with our members and elected politicians and extend a warm welcome for members, guests and friends of the FUW as in previous years to join us on the day.
“Union officials and staff, as well as FUW Insurance Services Ltd. will be on hand to answer questions our members may have. The County Branch is also extremely grateful to the ladies section in the Tywyn, Aberdyfi and Pennal areas for taking responsibility for the refreshments on the stand.”
In addition, joining the FUW on the day are FWAG Director Dr Glenda Thomas between 11am and 12noon, Farming Connect Meirionnydd Development Officer Eryl P Roberts will be present between 1pm and 3pm, Representatives from Natural Resources Wales will be present throughout the day to provide assistance and advice on any issues relating to the Tywyn and Dysynni Internal Drainage districts.
Tom Jones, Plas Coch, Dolanog Montgomeryshire, former FUW Vice President will be at the stand between 2pm and 3pm to sign copies of his recently published book 'RHWNG DAU GLAWDD'. Proceeds from the book are donated to charities, and at the Meirionnydd show, £200 will be donated to the RABI who will be present at the stand this year throughout the day.
North Wales Police and Crime commissioner Arfon jones will also be present, together with Con Dewi Evans and members of the rural crime team.
A representative from FCN ‘Farming Community Network’ and Dolgellau Hospital Staff Nurse Ann Thomas will also be present throughout the day to discuss and raise awareness of mental health in rural areas.