Mr Davies said
“These events are very important to me; I am keen to maintain conversations with farmers about issues affecting them and their businesses. I want to continue to work in partnership with them to ensure a strong, confident, profitable and sustainable future for the industry.
The Minister will take the opportunity to talk to farmers about the Young Entrants Support Scheme and how it can provide young entrants with business advice and educational support from, experienced farmers and professionals.
“I want to stress that it is important for farmers to develop their business acumen. Farmers should be encouraged to increase their business planning through training and mentoring, viewing training as an investment in their business rather than a cost.”
Glastir will also be a key discussion topic, as well as how the Welsh Government is actively involved in the current CAP reform negotiations, both at European and UK level, to ensure a successful outcome for young farmers in Wales can be achieved.
Mr Davies is committed to ensuring that Welsh needs are being heard following his attendance at European Agriculture council meeting last year.
“There is evidence that our voice is being heard. It is important for Wales that we are given the flexibility to take these decisions at a regional level so that we can design a system that meets the specific needs of Welsh Farmers.
“This is just one of many farm visits I will make this year. I am keen to continue the conversation between the Welsh Government, farmers and their representatives, and partners across the supply chain so that we can all work together for the good of the industry.”