Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border, joined fellow MPs Robbie Moore, Fay Jones, Chris Loder and John Lamont and Nuffield 2021 Farming Scholars at a Parliamentary session to discuss the future of farming, food and the environment. The event culminated in a session with Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice.
The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust (NFST) had announced the appointment of the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholars, who are part way through their studies.
The 20 Scholars, who come from across UK farming and rural industries, are seeking guidance from industry leaders, experts and pioneers as they undertake their studies.
Commenting after the event Dr Hudson said:
“I was delighted to take part in the ‘Nuffield21 Scholars’ parliamentary event. If the session was anything to go by, the future of farming and rural industries looks bright as we engaged in fascinating discussions covering a wide variety of policy areas. Topics included animal health and welfare, agri-tech, environmental improvement and workforce diversity.
It was great to see George Eustice at the event to demonstrate that the Government is keen to lend an ear to innovative policy ideas.”