At Norwood Hall, from left, Newark MP Mr Robert Jenrick, Sir John Starkey, environment secretary Mr Michael Gove and Sherwood MP Mr Mark Spencer
At Norwood Hall, from left, Newark MP Mr Robert Jenrick, Sir John Starkey, environment secretary Mr Michael Gove and Sherwood MP Mr Mark Spencer

Michael Gove met with farmers and produce growers in Southwell today to discuss the future of the agricultural industry and the potential impact of Brexit.

Mr Gove, who was appointed environment secretary in the recent cabinet reshuffle, was guest speaker at an event at Norwood Hall, Southwell, which was attended by around 40 farmers and produce growers.

The event, which was organised by Newark MP Mr Robert Jenrick and Sherwood MP Mr Mark Spencer, presented an opportunity for farmers to ask questions about the future of the agricultural industry after Britain leaves the European Union.

Mr Gove said: "We're going to leave the EU and we're going to see change and I want to see a deal that works for British farmers.

"I think there are some opportunities there but obviously we have got to make sure we get some big decisions right."