A DOZEN young farmers, representing all aspects of farming in
Cumbria, will get to question the NFU President Tim Bennett at
a special breakfast meeting organised by prospective NFU Cumbrian
Deputy County Chairman Russell Bowman.
NFU President Tim Bennett
Problems and queries regarding Cumbrian hill farming, the dairy
and livestock sectors as well as issues such as when their Single
Farm Payments will arrive in their bank accounts, will be put
to Mr Bennett.
The meeting will take place at 8.30am at the North Lakes Gateway
Hotel in Penrith on the morning of Tuesday 24 January.
Mr Bowman, who farms at Castlerigg Farm in Armathwaite, said: "I
decided to organise this meeting because Mr Bennett is visiting
the county next week as he is the guest speaker at the NFU Cumbria
Annual Branch Dinner so I thought this was too good an opportunity
* The NFU Cumbria Annual Branch Dinner will take place at 8pm
on Monday 23 January in The Westmorland Hotel in Penrith. At
the dinner, current NFU Cumbria Deputy County Chairman Trevor
Wilson will take on the mantle of Cumbria County Chairman from
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