As Emily Padfields posting today makes clear, the farmers of Denmark feel the same way about their government as many of us feel about ours. Four hundred of them drove their tractors into Copenhagen the other day to protest about their representation in Brussels and over tightening regulations on water quality. They have had enough and decided to demonstrate their anger to say so.
It makes the forthcoming ten day Farmers Weekly Study Tour of that country, starting on May 16th, even more timely. We shall be visiting and talking to large and small farmers and politicians across the three main Islands and hearing their views on current problems.
We shall visit one of only two bacon factories left in Denmark; looking round an Arla Dairy; inspecting a bio energy plant; walking round a fruit farm and pack house and visiting the headquarters of all the main institutions of agricuture who operate out of one building in the middle of Copenhagen, and much more.
Before we leave we will go to the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen, tour a couple of magnificent traditional estates with castles as well as superb management and have dinner in the famous Tivoli gardens. Altogether a well rounded tour that will be enjoyable as well as instructive.
There are a handful of places left, so if you would like to join us please contact Jill Lewis at Field Farm Tours without delay. firstname.lastname@example.org