Due to be held with a little over 50 days before the end of the Brexit transition period, this year’s NFU Cymru conference brings together a rich variety of top class speakers at a significant time for Welsh agriculture.

Taking place from 10,30am on Thursday, November 5, the annual conference, this year titled ‘Welsh Food and Farming; Moving Forward’, will once again host an impressive line-up of industry-leading speakers to examine how Brexit will shape the future of Welsh farming and the food sector.

The event will take place in a virtual capacity as dictated by the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone interested in watching the conference should contact NFU Cymru to register for the event.

Among the confirmed speakers at the conference this year will be trade secretary Liz Truss and Welsh Government minister for rural affairs Lesley Griffiths.

NFU Cymru director John Mercer said: “While the format for this year’s event will be a change from what members are normally accustomed to, please be assured the high standards that members have grown to expect at our annual conference have not changed.

"The NFU Cymru conference has proved to be a resounding success year-on-year and I have no reason to suspect that the 2020 edition will be any different despite the challenges we face.

“I’m thrilled that once again we’ve been able to attract such high quality speakers from across the political sphere, agricultural industry and the food sector. Given the challenges that coronavirus continues to throw at society and the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, there will be plenty for our speakers to discuss.

“I very much hope that NFU Cymru members and others with an interest in Welsh agriculture will be able to join us for what should be a fantastic day of information and debate. Please register your interest in plenty of time ahead of the conference on Thursday, November 5.”

This year’s conference speakers include: Welsh Government minister for rural affairs Lesley Griffiths; NFU Cymru president John Davies; Patrick Holden, director of the Sustainable Food Trust; Dr Tim Render, Welsh Government director for environment and rural affairs; Andy Richardson, chair of the Welsh Government Food and Drink Board; international trade secretary Liz Truss; Tim Smith, chair of the Trade and Agriculture Commission; Nicholas Saphir, AHDB chair; Laura McCambridge, counsellor for agriculture and the natural environment at the UK Mission to the EU.

Anyone wishing to register for the conference should contact the NFU Cymru office on 01982 554200 or email nfu.cymru@nfu.org.uk to receive log-in information.