The union’s Celebration of Welsh Food & Farming Week takes place from Monday 6 June and will see events across Wales to promote positive messaging about Welsh agriculture.
The week kicks off on Monday 6 June when NFU Cymru is encouraging Welsh farmers to take to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to highlight the importance of Welsh farming to Wales and its communities. Farmers are encouraged to tweet and post using the hashtags #WelshFarmingWeek and #WythnosFfermioCymreig and tag NFU Cymru in their posts.
Did you know? NFU Cymru is now on Instagram too.
NFU Cymru members wishing to use their social media to promote the climate-friendly credentials of Welsh farm produce can find a promotional poster to hold in their photo and video posts in the latest edition of the union’s members’ magazine, Farming Wales (which should have arrived with all members). You can also click on the images below to download and print them.
Download our Welsh Farming Week posters
Tuesday 7 June will see NFU Cymru take Welsh farming to the heart of Cardiff Bay with a special Celebration of Welsh Food & Farming event at the Senedd. The reception, kindly sponsored by Lesley Griffiths MS, will also see NFU Cymru launch its new policy document setting out its priorities for the upcoming Agriculture (Wales) Bill. Members of the Senedd attending the event will be encouraged to support Welsh agriculture over the course of this Welsh Parliament.
The following day, Wednesday 8 June, NFU Cymru is heading north to Clwyd, where the union will once again join forces with the enthusiastic Cows on Tour team to share the farm to fork story with Denbighshire primary school children. The event is very kindly being hosted by Coleg Cambria Llysfasi.
Day four of the Celebration of Welsh Food & Farming Week - Thursday 9 June - will see the second NFU Cymru Sustainable Farming Conference held at Trewarren Farm in St Ishmael’s, Pembrokeshire. This event is kindly being hosted by Jason and Ros Llewellin, who were the winners of the inaugural NFU Cymru/Wynnstay Sustainable Agriculture Award in 2019. One of the highlights of the NFU Cymru Sustainable Farming Conference is likely to be the ‘Farming in practice’ session, which will see a farmer panel showcasing the economic, environmental, social and cultural contribution of farming in Wales. The afternoon of the conference will see a short farm walk around the award-winning farm.
The event is free for NFU Cymru members to attend. Members should register for the event here or by calling the NFU Cymru office on 01982 554200.
A week of promotional activity will draw to a close on Friday 10 June with Members of the Senedd invited to local on-farm meetings across Wales. These visits will provide a terrific opportunity for members to engage with MSs and discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Welsh agriculture at this juncture.
NFU Cymru President Aled Jones said:
“There is no getting away from the fact that Welsh farming is facing significant challenges at present and has done for some time. That’s why NFU Cymru felt it was really important to host this series of events to spread positive messaging about our role in feeding the nation healthy, climate friendly food, while enhancing the environment and ensuring prosperous rural communities. We have an exciting week of activities planned across Wales and I hope we can see the industry unite over the course of the week to champion Welsh agriculture.”
Follow, like and share the week of campaigning activity on NFU Cymru’s social media channels by using the hashtags #WelshFarmingWeek and #WythnosFfermioCymreig.