The NFU shared 16 videos from its members and Student & Young Farmer Ambassadors during the course of the day, covering all farming sectors and the work that British farmers do to set high standards of animal welfare and protect the environment.
Farmers Guardian tweeted to say how great it was to see so many of our young farmers getting involved, thanking them for their support.
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson also took to Twitter to express his gratitude for all the work that farmers have done to put food on plates during the coronavirus pandemic:
"This #Farm24 I want to thank the fantastic British farmers who work round the clock to put food on our tables. During a global pandemic, they have continued to work tirelessly to feed the nation. The food and farming sector will always have my support." - PM @BorisJohnson pic.twitter.com/oNpn1lm6Em— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) August 6, 2020
Here's a snapshot of some of the activity during 24 Hours in farming.
You can see more of the activity on @NFUtweets:
NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassador @AnnaHunt23 talks us through the work that she's done on her farm to improve biodiversity ??????Learn more about what British farmers do to encourage pollinating insects here https://t.co/98VTmWuhfb @studentfarmer pic.twitter.com/yy1skQB2oC— National Farmers' Union (@NFUtweets) August 6, 2020
Gloucestershire farmer David shows us how the cattle on his family farm convert species rich grassland into high-quality meat. Find out more about the environmental benefits of grazing British livestock here ?? https://t.co/4czVV5oZpz #Farm24 #BackBritishFarming @Farmerdbarton pic.twitter.com/CS1vPHyTRw— National Farmers' Union (@NFUtweets) August 6, 2020
Karl from Oxfordshire is a new entrant into farming and is passionate about providing high-welfare lamb to the British public ?? Find out more about the work that British farmers like Karl do to care for their animals here https://t.co/xkkntsyKSA #Farm24 #BackBritishFarming pic.twitter.com/Id8YXZjDlC— National Farmers' Union (@NFUtweets) August 6, 2020
Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat also had high volumes of farming activity as the nation’s farmers took to social media for a full 24 hours to showcase what they do.
Organised by FG Insights and sponsored by Morrisons, the aim of the day was to showcase the passion and commitment that goes into producing the food we eat. Now more than ever, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, British farmers are being relied on to dig deep and serve the nation.
Everyone involved in the industry was invited to take part, simply by posting, sharing photos and/or videos about the work they are doing.
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