Conservatives both locally and nationally have always supported our rural industries, including those who work hard in our farming communities.
The agricultural sector is an important part of our economy, supplying all of us with the food, drink and other products which we take for granted on a day-to-day basis.
Training in agricultural skills is an essential component in ensuring that this vital industry has a vibrant future, providing young people with the knowledge they need to take up a career in farming.
Mark Harper recently attended an event at Hartpury College promoting Agriskills, and their importance not just for students but also the entire economy.
Hartpury College is an excellent local educational establishment, as well as a significant local employer, training young people from across the country in a range of subjects important in securing the future of our rural economy.