You are invited to the annual Pershore and Upton upon Severn branch of the NFU conference which aims to provoke a debate on the question of Europe.

Thursday 22nd January 2015 at 7:30pm
The Frank Parkinson Centre
Pershore College
WR10 3JP

Could we contemplate where we would be without it and the support that our competitors would continue to enjoy if we were to move away from the CAP? While the concept is often mentioned by certain political parties, what would the reality be?


Minette Batters – NFU Deputy President

Farming 300 head of stock and finishing Angus cattle, Minette is a former South West regional board chairman. Elected as NFU Deputy President in February 2014, she has also worked with industry and retailers to develop ‘Ladies in Beef’ and the ‘Great British Beef Week’.

Charles Cowap RICS

A lecturer at Harper Adams University and a RICS and CAAV consultant; he is working on ‘The translation of new knowledge into Professional Practice’. This includes continued professional development for land agents and others. He is also a National Trust Rural Enterprise Panel Member.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke – UKIP

The 21st Baron Willoughby de Broke is a British member of the House of Lords, originally as a Conservative peer, but now with UKIP. He has arable and grassland farming interests in Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

Phil Bicknell – NFU Head of Food and Farming

He grew up on a Warwickshire farm and studied agricultural economics at Reading University. He worked in a variety of farming and rural roles including as an economist with the British Potato Council.

Phil joined the NFU and became the union’s chief economist but in November became NFU Head of Food and Farming.


Numbers are strictly limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you wish to book your place at this unique evening, then please telephone Carver Knowles on 01684 853400 or alternatively email to


The NFU wish to thank all our sponsors


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