NFU president confident in ‘great’ farming industry
August 11, 2008
The Royal County of Berkshire Show Dinner featured a special guest speaker at the recent event in Bradfield.
National Farmers Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall addressed around 170 sponsors and supporters of the show at the dinner on Friday, July 19, at Barn Elms Farm in Bradfield.
While there, Mr Kendall highlighted the NFU is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, one year before the agricultural show’s centenary.
During his speech he set out challenges facing the farming community, but said he was optimistic for the future.
Mr Kendall said: “If the 100 year history of the NFU teaches us anything it is that the farmers and growers of this country, led by the NFU, will deliver the goods.”
He said: “I am confident about the future: confident in the value and potential of British agriculture and horticulture; confident in the quality of our organisation and confident above all in the ability of the farming families who make up this great industry to rise to the challenges ahead.”
The two-day Royal County of Berkshire Show is to take place at Newbury Showground on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21.
Tickets can be bought in advance at various stores throughout Reading including Caters in Caversham Road, Reading, Centell Saddlery Centre in Sulham Hill, Tilehurst, Henry Street Garden Centre in Arborfield and Sainsbury’s in Calcot.
Alternatively log on to www.newburyshow.co.uk until noon on Friday, September 12, or call the Corn Exchange box office on 01635 522 733.
Prices have been frozen at last year’s prices, with an adult ticket costing £12 in advance or £15 on the gate.
Tickets are £10 for children aged five to 16 years and senior citizens in advance, or £12 on the gate.
A family ticket for two adults and two children is £35 in advance or £40 on the day, with all children under the age of five entering for free.