Engage with Defra about future policies at the Great Yorkshire Show

Farmers and other farming professionals visiting the Great Yorkshire Show are invited to help Defra design the future of agricultural policy.

From 2pm on Wednesday afternoon (14th July 2021), Defra (the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs) will be staging drop-in sessions and co-design workshops in the Picnic Area marquee on Avenue L.

Come along and join this exciting opportunity to talk to different Defra teams about the design of policies and services that are helping us move towards a more sustainable farming future.

Defra want to hear your views on how it supports and advises farmers, how it regulates farming, and what measures should be put in place to protect the environment and countryside.

The drop-ins are a chance to:

  • Hear about work happening to develop new policy and services for you
  • Have your say on important issues and get your voice heard
  • To sign up to take part in future research and development of Defra policies, schemes and grant services

On Thursday (15th July) in the same marquee, Defra will be holding a series of quickfire presentations as an opportunity to hear more about the work they are doing and providing opportunities for you to get more involved.

The presentations will take place between the following times:

  • 10.30am – 11am
  • 12.30pm – 1pm
  • 3.30pm – 4pm

Elsewhere at the Show, Defra is sharing a stand with the Rural Payments Agency on Avenue S near the livestock rings where you can ask questions about future schemes such as the new Sustainable Farming Incentive and other initiatives that have recently been announced.

A a pre-booked show ticket or YAS membership is required to gain admission to the Showground. 

YAS members visiting the Show must bring both their membership card and string badge to allow entry to the Show.

For more details about events for farmers and industry professionals at the Show, visit the Great Yorkshire Show website.

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