Minette Batters

President, National Farmers’ Union of England & Wales (NFU)

Minette Batters is the President of the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales (NFU). Additionally, Batters runs a tenanted family farm in Wiltshire. The mixed farming business includes a 100 cow continental cross suckler herd, and a small herd of pedigree Herefords as well as sheep and arable. Diversification includes the conversion of a 17th Century tythe barn into a wedding and corporate events venue, and horse liveries. Batters co-founded the campaigning initiatives ‘Ladies in Beef’ and the ‘Great British Beef Week’. She has been an NFU member from grassroots through to County Chairman. She has also served as Wiltshire’s Council delegate and also as Regional Board Chairman for the South West. Batters has been a member of NFU Governance Board and served as NFU deputy president for four years from 2014 to 2018. She is also a Trustee of Farm Africa.