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Deputy Minister eyes bright future for Welsh farming

Posted 13 October 2015

Deputy Welsh Assembly Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans with staff and students at Harper Adams University

Deputy Welsh Assembly Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has visited Harper Adams University to see the educational and research facilities and the work being carried out at the university for the benefit of the farming and food sectors.

Harper Adams has strong links with the farming industry in Wales and attracts a large number of Welsh students each year so has a large bearing on the next generation of Welsh farmers.

During the visit the Deputy Minister met with a number of Welsh students studying at the university who are likely to follow careers in the Welsh farming and food sectors when they graduate.

Rebecca Evans said: “We are working with the industry to achieve our shared vision for the future of agriculture in Wales. There is an excellent opportunity for all parties to help, including our young farmers. I want to ensure that the opinions of young farmers in Wales are heard and that they play an active part in taking the industry forward.

“That’s why it is important to be able to speak to the next generation of Welsh farmer at institutions like Harper Adams to understand their ambitions and how government can help support them.”

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