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DARD information events hit the road

1 February, 2012 - by Michelle O'Neill

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is hosting a series of roadshows across the north aimed at engaging directly with farmers and the wider rural community on key strategic policy areas.

Topics for discussion will include CAP Reform; the Development of a Rural Development Programme 2014-2020; and EU Compliance.

Launching the roadshows Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill said:

“I encourage farmers, members of the rural community and other stakeholders to come along to these roadshow events, which will give everyone the opportunity to hear at first hand my Department’s plans for the future, and for those attending to ask questions and give their views. “The events will allow us all to engage directly with each other on the key areas of my Department, including key strategic policies and the range of work we are involved in.”

The roadshows will be held at the following venues: 

Tuesday 7 February Greenmount Campus, Antrim

Thursday 16 February Enniskillen Campus, Fermanagh

Tuesday 21 February Courtrooms, Markethill, Armagh

Tuesday 28 February Diamond Centre, Claudy, Derry

Thursday 1 March Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown, Tyrone

Tuesday 6 March St Patrick’s Centre, Downpatrick, DownTuesday 13 March Loughgiel Community Centre, Loughgiel, Antrim

Registration will be from 7.30pm, with a keynote address at 8.00pm and expected timing of finishing at approximately 9.15pm. For more information please contact 028 9052 4417.

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