Lincolnshire

NFU appoints new south Lincolnshire county adviser

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) has recruited Danny O’Shea as County Adviser for Holland in south Lincolnshire.

Danny moves to the county post from his current role as Membership Communications Manager in the NFU’s Warwickshire headquarters.

He takes on the county adviser role from Gordon Corner who became NFU’s East Midlands’ Regional Director on February 1.

Danny said: “I’m committed to ensuring that the group offices in Boston, Bourne, Sleaford, Spalding and Spilsby have the support they need from the NFU.

“I am also determined to raise profile of the horticulture and potato sector in the region, ensuring that we feed into policy decisions on a national level.”

Regional Director Gordon Corner said: “Farmers and growers are facing a time of upheaval and uncertainty as we move to the next stage of negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU.

“There are many issues on which NFU must take the lead, whether that’s the huge task of ensuring the long term sustainability and profitability of farming businesses post 2020 or the more immediate but just as important concerns such as labour provision, business rate changes or hare coursing.

“I’m sure Danny will bring the enthusiasm and diligence that he’s displayed in his former NFU roles to the five branches of Spalding, Bourne, Boston, Spilsby and Sleaford.”