New members sought for Yorkshire’s Defra network

Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network

  • Are you well-versed in the challenges facing rural communities?
  • Do you want to be part of a committed network of like-minded individuals who have the platform to inform change?
  • If the answer to both of these questions is ‘yes’, then why not become a member of the Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network?

This determined and ambitious group is looking to extend its membership of people who are knowledgeable about rural communities. By coming together in this way, we can influence the Government to ensure a better future for everyone who lives and works in Yorkshire’s countryside.

The Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network (YFFRN) is the Defra network for Yorkshire.

It meets three times a year and champions the needs of our rural communities, enabling them to become more resilient, competitive and sustainable.

The Network achieves this by articulating local issues directly to Government at Ministerial level and by collaborating to develop local solutions to local problems.

Madge Moore, chair of the YFFRN, said:

“We need committed people who are knowledgeable about rural life in Yorkshire.

“We are particularly interested in people who have experience in infrastructure issues such as broadband and mobile coverage, environmental aspects and the needs of small businesses.”

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter before Friday 28th February 2020.

Applications should be addressed to: Holly Jones, Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ. Alternatively, email applications to

Candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed by a selection panel drawn from the Yorkshire Food Farming and Rural Network’s Executive during the week commencing 23rd March 2020.

For more details about the role, please contact Holly Jones on 01423 546 251 (Mondays and Thursdays).

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Local Industrial Strategies are being produced to complement the National Industrial Strategy.The Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network is seeking new members