Citizens of Europe. Holmfirth
Citizens of Europe. Holmfirth

Food and Agriculture in the Holme Valley Post-Brexit

What can food tell us about people, place and politics?

7.00pm, Thursday 8 June 2023

Civic Hall, Holmfirth

Cash Bar

FREE entry – all welcome

7.00pm, General Meeting

7.30pm, Panel Presentation and Discussion

We are delighted to host 3 key speakers on food, sustainability and agricultural production in the Holme Valley and the impact of Brexit. 

Dr John Lever

Director Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics, University of Huddersfield

John has been researching local and regional food system transformations and has been commissioned by Kirklees Public Health Directorate to examine how local food partnership can boost the health of local people, the economy and the environment. The need to think about the land use issues impacting farmers because of the new land management schemes (ELMs) that emerged since leaving the EU. He has also been advising the Holme Valley Climate Action Partnership on a land use project.

Jimmy Dickinson

Jimmy is the owner of local company, Longley Farm, a major producer of dairy products using the milk of 80 farms in Yorkshire and its own large farm. He supports a local windmill project and is interested in rewilding. The company which exports to the EU has encountered major difficulties following Brexit.

Adrianna Kapek-Goodridge

Researcher at the University of Huddersfield on farming and welfare governance in the EU with emphasis on the welfare of farm animals, fish and meat reduction, of particular importance in light of the Government’s ‘bonfire’ of EU regulations.