Meirionnydd NFU Cymru celebrates centenary

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This year’s Meirionnydd County Show will provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the centenary of the NFU Cymru branch in Meirionnydd.

On Wednesday, 22nd August, members are invited to a reception at the NFU Cymru stand where they will join the current county officeholder team to mark the occasion and raise a glass to the last 100 years, whilst also looking forward to the future.

The reception will take place at 4:45pm on the NFU Cymru stand and all members are warmly welcome to attend.

Emlyn Roberts, County Chairman said: “To mark the special occasion we have teamed up with Meat Promotion Wales to offer Welsh lamb cooked in the open air to those that are joining us.  Meat Promotion Wales’ Food Ambassador Chris ‘Foodgasm’ Roberts will slow cook the meat in an Asado style during the show day.

“Our intention is to have a short celebration of the centenary to include a short address from each of the past Wales Presidents/Chairs that have come from the county, along with some food and refreshments to celebrate with accompanying entertainment from local artist Glain Rhys.

“The passing of 100 years of NFU Cymru’s presence in Meirionnydd is quite an achievement. The Union has represented farmers in the county through a period of significant change.”

“From what were simple beginnings, NFU Cymru has developed in to a much respected trade association, and has developed to include lobbying on behalf of farmers, to offering significant insurance and investment advice with its close links with NFU Mutual, along with member affinities as diverse as farm vehicles, fuel, tyres and legal assistance.”

For those unable to make the reception on Wednesday, 22nd August, both members and those who would like more information about joining NFU Cymru, are welcome to visit the stand during the day, held this year at the Rhug Estate near Corwen, to meet the local team from the Corwen and Dolgellau offices and enjoy some light refreshments.

Last edited: 12:45 on August 10, 2018

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