NFU officeholders and staff will be meeting members and flying the flag for farming at agricultural shows this summer.
At Suffolk Show we are hosting a number of events within the marquee, as well as welcoming Deputy President Minette Batters on 1 June and Vice President Guy Smith on 2 June.
On day one there will be the chance to discuss rural crime with Mark Bryant from Suffolk Police from 11am to 12.30pm.
Also, Caroline Metcalf from NFU Legal Panel firm Tees Law is on the stand from 1pm to 3pm.
On day two, NFU BPS adviser Anna Logan will be on the stand from 10.30am to 12pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, to talk to members about any BPS queries.
NFU County Adviser Rachel Carrington said: “If you are not able to make any of the activities planned, but are at the show, please do call in to see us on the NFU stand for some light refreshments and a chat as we would be really pleased to see you.”
The joint NFU/NFU Mutual marque is stand White 755 in our usual location, close to the grand ring.
At Herts Show on 28 and 29 May, the emphasis is on promoting food and farming to the public. Our Let’s Talk Farming roadshow will be there, with new presenter Adam Jones, and the NFU is sponsoring the Hertfordshire Farmers’ Display Team, who always put on a spectacular exhibition in the Jubilee Arena.
On Sunday 29 May Deputy County Chairman Jamie Burrows will be hosting a coffee morning reception for members in the Herts YFC marquee, from 11am to 12 noon. This will include presenting a cheque to RABI of money raised at the Centenary Dinner.
The NFU is also supporting the next generation on Sunday 5 June, by holding a reception at the Cambridgeshire County Show, from 10.30am, in the Friends Marquee.
The show will once again be held at Wimpole Hall, by kind permission of the National Trust, and all members are welcome to attend the reception.
We'll be publishing details of our Royal Norfolk Show activities shortly.