NFU to bring 'sensory farm' to Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

NFU will bring the British farmed countryside to Manchester
NFU will bring the British farmed countryside to Manchester

Politicians and delegates at the Conservative Party Conference will be able to smell, touch, hear and see British farming at the NFU’s Sensory Barn in the secure zone this Sunday.

The Conservative Party conference underway in Manchester this weekend.

It will be the NFU’s first stand at the annual conference. The Barn will bring all the elements of the British farmed countryside right into the city of Manchester.

The stand brings to life the environmental and economic importance of farming, as well as its crucial role in helping to deliver food security for Britain.



Each of the farming sectors – livestock, dairy, horticulture, poultry, sugar and arable – will be showcased within interactive displays in the barn to the 11,000 conference attendees expected.

Delegates will be able to see the economic value of farming and food production
Delegates will be able to see the economic value of farming and food production

Delegates will be able to see the economic value of farming and food production in their own area, and can support British farming by making a pledge on the 'pledge apple tree'.



'Prime location'

NFU President Meurig Raymond said the Conference will give the union the "perfect opportunity" to speak to thousands of delegates about the farming industry.

“The Sensory Barn certainly grabs this opportunity and puts farming and the importance of farming at the forefront of people’s minds,” Mr Raymond said.

“In prime location, the Barn will celebrate all that British farming contributes to our nation, as well as offering the opportunity for people to learn about how farming impacts on their daily lives.

“With the UK now entering an important political period, it is vital that the value of farming and its contribution to the economy – in terms of jobs in the sector and GDP – our beautiful landscape and the food we all eat every day, is fully recognised.

“The NFU invites everyone at the Conservative Party Conference to experience the Sensory Barn and pledge their support for British farming.”