The Farming Social Hub - a voice for the farming community

This week on the Farming Social Hub radio show on KL1 Radio we chat to Caroline Ellis who is marketing manager for the Royal Norfolk Show.

The good news is that the wonderful and historic show is back and will be celebrating all that is great about agriculture in Norfolk. As usual, the two-day show will take place at the Royal Norfolk Showground on 29 and 30 June.

Visitors to the show will be able to visit the numerous stands and stalls highlighting the great work of the county’s producers. There will be the impressive line-up of livestock as cattle, sheep, goats and many other animals are displayed in the grand ring – their owners all hoping to walk away with a red rosette. There will be numerous displays across a range of diverse activities, such as light horses, the dog and duck show, pig racing, gun dog displays, dog agility and heaps of other things to amaze and entertain.

Ellis explains that the show’s three key messages this year are: home grown, in terms of both produce and talent;  the living landscape; and farm champions – which aims  to show case what our farmers do.

Exhibitors at the show will highlight the strides that farming has taken when it comes to adopting technology while maintaining long standing best practices. Jostling alongside the traditional livestock show rings will be some newcomers, in particular robots and other innovative farm machinery will be on display in the agricultural demonstration area.

‘It’s hugely important for us to get farming on the map and showcase what is great about the sector,’ says Ellis.

The social benefits of a show cannot be over emphasised. The chance for farmers and farm workers to meet, chat and compare notes is vital for the mental well-being of people involved in a relatively isolated workspace.

For all information and to buy tickets visit the website by clicking here.