ZZZ-Archive‎ > ‎

180110 Peter Kendall at Stratford-on-Avon

British Agriculture and Brexit

by Sir Peter Kendall, Chairman of the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Stratford for Europe

7.00 pm Wednesday 10th January at Stratford-upon-Avon High School

Stratford school is ten minutes' walk from Stratford-upon-Avon station, which is on the stopping service from Stourbridge via Snow Hill, Moor Street, Solihul and many other places across Birmingham. It's £9.70 day return if you go on the 1703, 1728 or 1747 from Snow Hill (or £8.10 if you go at 1628) and there are return trains at 2126, 2233 and 2330. There is also ample free parking at the venue.

Not many know it but the UK’s decision to leave the EU has triggered proposals to implement the most explosive changes to British agriculture since we joined the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 1973.

Back then the CAP was designed to provide a stable, sustainably produced supply of safe, affordable food and a decent standard of living for farmers and agricultural workers.  Now all this is about to change as British farming looks set to make a return to how things were in the 1920s which, according to some, may be no bad thing.

With this in mind Stratford4Europe has achieved a real coup in inviting Sir Peter Kendall, Chairman of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), to talk on what many consider to be the most important implication of Brexit.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm for the 7.00 pm start and the event will end by 9.00 pm.

Admission is FREE but by ticket only. Reserved Admission tickets need to be booked in advance from Eventbrite

Following his talk there will be an opportunity for questions and the chance to chat informally with Peter and other members of the audience over some light refreshments.

We are what we eat so if you care about the quality of the food on your plate, not to mention the environment in which you live and the ethics of food production, then you definitely won’t want to miss Sir Peter’s talk.  Make this the one New Year’s resolution that you intend to keep!