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European Commissioner opens the Royal Welsh Show 2015

European Commissioner opens the Royal Welsh Show 2015

Today saw the first day of the long-awaited 2015 Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. This year the show was officially opened by Mr Owain Williams, a representative from the feature county of Gwent and Chair of Usk YFC, and Commissioner Phil Hogan, the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development. Commissioner Hogan […]

Kent County Show 2015 delighted with visitor numbers

Kent County Show 2015 delighted with visitor numbers

The Kent County Agricultural Society, organisers of the annual Kent County Show, are delighted to announce that visitor numbers for the three day Show reached 77,000. Kevin Attwood, Chairman said, “We are absolutely delighted with the figures, however, just as importantly we have been inundated with positive feedback from visitors, exhibitors and competitors. We have […]

It’s never too early to talk Christmas Trees

It’s never too early to talk Christmas Trees

Members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association and the European Association of Christmas Tree Growers, met at the award-winning farm of Euan Duff in Stirlingshire for a Growers Open Day. Attendees included growers from Ireland and from Holland, keen to learn best practice and growing techniques from some of Britain’s established and award-winning Christmas […]

Farmers in Parliament

Farmers in Parliament

On Wednesday the 24th June, MP and Peers met some of the UK’s most innovative farmers and food producers who brought the farm to Parliament. ‘Farmers in Parliament’, was a one day exhibition hosted by Kerry McCarthy MP on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming. The exhibition […]

M&S announces Farming For The Future award winners

M&S announces Farming For The Future award winners

Farmers from Orkney, Laurencekirk and Shetland have today been named as winners in this year’s prestigious M&S ‘Farming for the Future’ awards, announced at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh (Thursday, 18 June). The winners are: Young Producer of the year: Ross Mitchell of Castleton Fruit Farm, producer of soft fruits to M&S Innovation: Michael […]

Sooty Sweeps the Board at the 2015 NBA Beef Expo

Sooty Sweeps the Board at the 2015 NBA Beef Expo

Held at the York Auction Centre, the 2015 NBA Beef Expo had its view firmly fixed on the future. Its theme was focused on technology and its power to improve day-to-day farming, together with the changing needs of modern consumers and what they want from the marketplace. The event started on Wednesday with over 250 […]

Bicton College Volunteers bring Farm Wise to the Devon County Show

Bicton College Volunteers bring Farm Wise to the Devon County Show

Bicton College students will play a vital role in bringing Farm Wise to the Devon County Show this year. Led by a team of volunteers from the land-based education provider, Farm Wise is an annual event that takes place at Westpoint Arena. A perfect pairing with the Devon County Show, the initiative offers school children […]

Lifetime achievement award for Great Yorkshire Show Director

Lifetime achievement award for Great Yorkshire Show Director

There was a standing ovation for Bill Cowling, Honorary Show Director for the Great Yorkshire Show, when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at a business awards event last night. Bill received the highest accolade at the awards in front of an audience of more than 400 people. The 2015 Great Yorkshire Show will be […]

LEAF calls on farmers to help educate tomorrow’s consumers

LEAF calls on farmers to help educate tomorrow’s consumers

Following the success of Open Farm School Days last year, campaign organiser LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is encouraging farmers to invite schools onto their farms to enable pupils to gain a better understanding of where their food comes from and the vital work farmers do to manage the countryside. Open Farm School Days is […]

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