Devon County Show board appoints chairman

The Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA), organisers of the Devon County Show and Westpoint Arena, today announced the election of John Lee OBE FRAgS as its Chairman of the Board of Management.

Mr Lee has been involved with the County Show for many years as a steward, chief steward and previously held the position of chairman for seven years.

“I am delighted to have...

Plymouth hosts local government chairman

Plymouth has been rolling out the welcome mat to the man who is the national voice of local government.

The Chairman of the Local Government Association, Sir Merrick Cockell is in the city on Friday (11 October) to hear about the Council’s ambitious plans for the city and how it is taking a co-operative approach to transforming services.

Sir Merrick met with Plymouth City...

We need a national food strategy urgently says Devon NFU Chairman

With food production under extreme pressure from climate turmoil, unsustainable returns, high costs, disease challenges, and confusion over European common agricultural policy reform, the chairman of Devon NFU has called on the government to urgently consider implementing a long-term national food security strategy.

Bampton sheep farmer, Colin Rowland, says: “Farmers make up less than...