NSW Farmers host Scone meeting to complete formation of group, which will promote and represent local food and fibre production

Farmers gathering in Upper Hunter

NSW Farmers is hosting a second event in the Upper Hunter this week to complete the formation of a farmers group to promote and represent local food and fibre production.

The meeting, to take place at the Scone RSL Club on Monday, July 15, follows a successful social function for local young farmers in May.

NSW Farmers regional services manager Mick Collins has roped in NSW Farmers senior policy advisor for livestock Steve Bignell and board members Tim Duddy and Chris Kemp to speak at the forum.

"The aim will be to revitalise the local NSW Farmers Scone branch and use it as vehicle to address local farming issues, host events and have input into policy items that are important to agriculture," Mr Collins said.

"Our local branches are all about promoting and sustaining local food and fibre production as well as getting farmers together for social events.

"Farmers of all ages and farm size and welcome along and have input and to get the latest information on topics such as drought support, biodiversity, right to farm and water management."

Phone Mick Collins on 0439 958 163 to RSVP for the meeting, which starts at 6pm.