A variety of presentations covering crucial topics affecting Shropshire’s farming community will be central to a pair of free Spring Farming Seminars which begin later this month.
Hosted by experts at county law firm mfg Solicitors and the Country Land & Business Association (CLA), the seminars will provide in-depth comment and advice on key issues affecting rural communities including renewables, CAP reform, share farming agreements and tax implications.
The first free seminar will take place on Thursday 27 March at 5.30pm at the Ludlow Brewing Company. The Ludlow event will be followed by a second seminar at Shrewsbury Town FC’s Greenhous Meadow stadium at 4pm on Wednesday 30 April.
Iain Morrison, partner and head of the agricultural and rural division at mfg Solicitors, said: “There continues to be a range legislative changes across the farming industry and many of these will affect farmers, landowners and rural businesses here in Shropshire.
“Alongside the CLA, we want to share our knowledge, reflect on the issues that are worrying the county’s rural communities and more importantly than anything, ensure people go away feeling informed and confident about the future.
“Both seminars are free to attend and will provide expert presentations on issues that anyone involved in farming and rural businesses should be aware of – everything from renewables to recent legal developments.
“At both the Ludlow and Shrewsbury events we will have our very own industry specialists on hand to answer any questions that people may have – and to provide the kind of free, expert advice we know Shropshire’s farming and rural communities need.”
Mr Morrison said that the Ludlow seminar was added to the firm’s spring programme following mfg’s recent acquisition of the town’s Phillips & Co, a small family-run practice.
He added that mfg, which has offices in Telford, Craven Arms, Cleobury Mortimer and Ludlow, has seen a ‘significant’ increase in the number of Shropshire farmers and landowners looking to the firm for advice since the turn of the year.
People interested in attending either seminar, which will each last approximately two hours and include question and answer sessions along with a light buffet, must pre-register for tickets.
To reserve a place readers can email Debbie Nicholson at the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) on firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information, call the CLA on 01785 337010.