FUW takes bigger marquee for Meirionnydd Show
The Farmers' Union of Wales will have a larger marquee than in previous years at Meirionnydd County Show in Tywyn on Wednesday (August 22) to cope with the increasing numbers of members visiting the stand and the activities arranged for the day.
Once again there will be a warm welcome awaiting all members and friends of the FUW and the numerous other associations and bodies who work closely with the union.
"We are extremely fortunate that the ladies section of the union in the Tywyn and surrounding area have been busy preparing refreshments for the hundreds who will visit the stand throughout the day," said FUW Meirionnydd county executive officer Huw Jones.
"Former FUW area officer Elfed Roberts has arranged cooking demonstrations and there will be an opportunity to taste Welsh Lamb and Beef during the day.
"All union staff and officials within the county will be present, together with FUW president Emyr Jones, deputy president Glyn Roberts and vice president Richard Vaughan, who farms next door to the show field. There will be ample opportunity to discuss FUW policies and activities."
No doubt one of the main subjects under discussion during the day will be the Glastir agri-environment scheme and FWAG Cymru Wales director Glenda Thomas will be present between noon and 2pm to give an explanation of the recent review and the new scorecard which can be found on the Welsh Government and FUW websites.
"A large proportion of Meirionnydd farmers will see their Tir Gofal or Tir Cynnal schemes coming to an end at the end of 2013 and will wish to make preparations for a Glastir application," said Mr Jones.
Between 11am and noon, Environment Agency Wales (EAW) Bala-based project manager Dafydd Rees Roberts will be at the FUW marquee and to discuss any issues relating to the Internal Drainage Districts (IDDs) in Meirionnydd.
EAW catchment co-ordinator (agriculture) Nichola Taylor the of the Environment Agency will also be present on the stand during this time to give any information required on issues such as the Silage, slurry and agricultural fuel oil Regulations 2010, cross compliance, Glastir Water Quality Targeted Element and the benefits of soil testing etc.
Davis Meade Property Consultants and E-ON will offer advice on a variety of issues including rent reviews, compensation claims, on- farm renewable energy options and provide information on energy cost savings initiative for FUW members.
As in previous years we look forward to meeting our local AM Dafydd Elis Thomas and MP Elfyn Llwyd at the marquee. "It will, no doubt, be very busy once again but we look forward to an enjoyable day," Mr Jones added.
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