24 July 1998

Conference for young in hills

YOUNG farmers in the hills will be the subject at a national conference this September.

Organised jointly by the NFU and the Young Farmers Clubs, the conference will be held on Sept 10 in London.

Ben Gill, NFU president, said: "We must act now or else hill farming in the UK will be relegated to the history books."

Derek Bevan, vice-chairman of Wales Young Farmers Club added that the conference would explore the barriers facing young farmers in the hills. More importantly, it would also discuss solutions. &#42