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New-look Discovery Barn to showcase Welsh farming at Abergavenny Food Festival

Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

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This year’s Abergavenny Food Festival will see NFU Cymru’s new-look Discovery Barn visit the Welsh market town for the first time.


Following its first visit to Wales at this year’s Royal Welsh Show, the newly designed Discovery Barn will showcase just how great Welsh farming is at this year’s festival, which takes place on the 16th and 17th September in the streets of Abergavenny.

The new design of the NFU Cymru Discovery Barn has been given a modern, up to date feel which will welcome children and adults throughout the weekend and allow children to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from.

John Davies, NFU Cymru Deputy President, said: “Our new Discovery Barn is a great tool to show children, and adults who maybe aren’t 100% sure, about where their food comes from.

“Food provenance is such an important topic and with the help of the Discovery Barn we are hoping that it will make children excited to learn about farming and where their food comes from.

“The activities have been created to educate children, and adults, about the realities of farming and what farm life is really like. It’s not something to be missed and I would recommend anyone visiting Abergavenny Food Festival to come along and see what farming has to offer.”

Also at the event, John Davies and NFU Cymru Monmouthshire County Vice-Chair Kate Beavan will take part in The Great Farmyard Afternoon Debate on the Saturday afternoon between from 4pm.

During this debate, which will be chaired by Sarah Dickins, BBC Cymru’s Economics Correspondent, John and Kate will be joined by Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University of London’s Centre for Food Policy and Guy Watson, Riverford Organics Founder. They will discuss whether Brexit is a great threat or a great opportunity to food and farming and how the environment and farming can embrace each other for mutual benefit post-Brexit.
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