Farmers’ Union of Wales AGM kicks off today in Aberystwyth

First Minister Carwyn Jones is among the speakers set to take to the stage this afternoon as the keynote speaker at the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) annual general meeting taking place this afternoon (Monday, June 18) in Aberystwyth.

The event began at 1:30pm with a welcome from the organisation’s president, Glyn Roberts, followed by a question and answer session on Brexit and the Farming Matters campaign.

Speaking ahead of the AGM, Glyn Roberts said: “We look forward to welcoming the First Minister to our AGM, which is likely to be his last engagement with the FUW in his current role.

“It promises to be a great afternoon of farming matters discussions, with a strong focus on agriculture in Wales post-Brexit, as well as #FairFarmFunding.

“And as is tradition, we will also be revealing the winners of the FUW Owen Slaymaker Award, the New Member’s Award, and the Long Service Award, in addition to a variety of FUW Insurance Services awards.”

Elected positions

The organisation’s presidential policy team is elected by the organisation’s farmer members from across the 12 county branches.

The team includes a president, deputy president and three vice presidents representing north, central and south Wales.

In their roles they speak on behalf of the farmers of Wales at local, national and international level, and frequently represent the union at ministerial meetings, stakeholder workshops and local branch meetings.

More to follow.