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Last chance to book for Young NPA National!

13th Nov 2019 / By Alistair Driver

Have you booked your place at the this year’s Young NPA National yet?

The event will take place on Thursday, December 12, in London, and you still have time to reserve your place - just. The deadline for bookings is today. 

Appropriately on the day the country goes to the polls to elect a new Governement, the theme is ‘setting our own agenda’

With a great array of speakers, the event will kick off with lunch at 12.30pm, followed by an NPA update from Ed Barker on Rebecca Veale, including the announcement of the new YNPA chair.

Tamsin Cooper, Defra’s Deputy Director for the National Food Strategy, will give an overview of the strategy, how the next generation can influence it and her thoughts about food policy going forward. 

Former NPA chair and current Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE) member, Stewart Houston, will reflect on how the industry has managed to shape past policy changes and how it can do so in the future.

NFU deputy president Guy Smith and Leicestershire farmer and renowned communicator Joe Stanley will then give their perspectives on future agriculture policy – and how the industry can set the agenda, rather than being led by it.

Dinner, drinks and dancing will follow in the evening.

Rebecca said. “We are in unprecedented times of change and it is now more important than ever that we are able to influence and shape the environment in which we all work. Our speakers will draw on their experiences of getting food producers heard by policymakers, media and the public whilst identifying pertinent issues to UK pig production.”

Book now!

YNPA members can reserve places now! Please let us know if you would like to come by emailing  by November 13 at the very latest.

Spaces are limited, so will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The event is becoming increasingly popular so don’t delay in booking your space otherwise you risk missing out. 

For those working in allied industry, initially we will be limiting places to two per company so please agree amongst yourselves who will be coming before letting us know. If there are any spare spaces after the deadline, we’ll let you know.