The breakfast meeting at The Garlic Farm in Newchurch included Matt Legge, the Isle of Wight NFU chair, James Osman – NFU’s County Advisor and Garlic Farm owner Colin Boswell.
Afterwards, Bob said he had agreed to write to the Farming Minister in support of an Isle of Wight farming agenda.
“I was delighted to meet with members of the farming community to talk about the measures the Government needs to implement to ensure that the farming community flourishes,” said Bob.
“It is important that the Isle of Wight continues to thrive post-Brexit, I am confident it will and it was good to hear wide-ranging views on this and many subjects.
“As managers of the landscape, food producers and employers, farming is critical to our future.”