The UK-based Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) announced the appointment of Gwyn Jones as the Alliance's new Chairman.
Gwyn Jones is a dairy farmer from Sussex and a strong advocate of the responsible use of medicines on farm. He was previously Vice President of the National Farmers' Union and is currently Chairman of EPRUMA, the European Union equivalent of RUMA.
Jones said, "RUMA is an exciting farm to fork organization and its clear and honest policies mean that it punches well above its weight in terms of profile and influence on an increasingly international stage. I am honored to be asked by the Alliance to take the Chairman's role and help steer its activities during this next challenging period.
"Responsible use of antibiotics has been recognized widely as a key element to protecting the continued efficacy of these important medicines for both animals and humans. RUMA has a vital role to play in helping farmers and vets continue to use medicines responsibly."