How can agriculture contribute to achieving the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050? – that's the question being asked during a series of Farming Connect meetings across Wales.

“The strong link between the Welsh language and agriculture is familiar to many of us. The Welsh language is very prominent in agriculture, therefore,” said Eirwen Williams, director at Menter a Busnes, which is responsible for arranging the events.

“Therefore, we are looking for ways in which we can build on this and increase the number of Welsh speakers in order to achieve the target of a million speakers by 2050.

"In our experience, there are plenty of ideas within the agriculture industry, so we are keen to gather thoughts and opinions, and we need to speak to farming families in order to find solutions.”

Each event will follow on from each other, with key points from the first meeting being carried forward to the next, and so on.

Alongside these events, the ‘Agri Booth’ will attend some of the agricultural shows this summer, including the Royal Welsh and the National Eisteddfod, where people will have the opportunity to step into the Booth to give their suggestions.

The comments will be filmed and all responses will be summarised and analysed.

If you would like a meeting in your area, please contact Farming Connect.

Or why not call into the Agri Booth at the Royal Welsh Show and the National Eisteddfod?

For more information, contact Eirwen Williams on 01970 636 295 / 07735439062 –