EXPLORING the balance between farming and conservation for the future.

This will be the topic of an annual event, which takes place later this week.

The Meirionnydd branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is all set to hold its annual general meeting, which is themed “Achieving the correct balance between farming and conservation for the future”.

The event is to be held this Friday, January 26 and the venue will be Neuadd Ysgol Y Parc, near Bala.

The AGM will start at 7.30pm and it is open to all.

Guest speakers on the night are Snowdonia National Park chairman Owain Wyn, Richard Tudor, of Llysun Farm, Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, and Tim Jones, the North and Mid Wales operations manager for Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

FUW Meirionnydd CEO Huw Jones said: “At a time of recent important announcements in the context of agricultural support for the future and the formation of agricultural policy following Brexit, this should be a thought-provoking theme for members and farmers.

"I hope many of you can join us on the night.”

A short report on Meirionnydd branch work and activities during 2017 will be given at the start of the meeting by Huw Jones.

All enquiries regarding the meeting can be made at the Meirionnydd county office, either by calling 01341 422298 or emailing meirionnydd@fuw.org.uk