This year’s Dorset County Show is promising farmers and the agriculture industry even greater opportunities to enjoy networking, business opportunities and the chance to celebrate the end of harvest.
During the two-day County Show (2nd and 3rd September) a host of machinery dealerships, land agents and farming suppliers will join to meet with Dorset farmers along with special events planned for the farming community.
David Exwood, NFU Vice President, will be attending the show on Saturday as a special guest. He said: “Events like Dorset County Show are a vital ingredient in the farming calendar, bringing together people from across the rural community to celebrate food, farming and the countryside. This is a great event to showcase the quality of Dorset produce grown and reared by county farmers who work to impeccably high standards.”
Dale Johnson, Brand Specialist from Ferndown Commercials is a regular exhibitor: “We get to catch up with old customers and make new relationships with potential customers in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. This year, we’re using it as a platform to display our latest acquisition – the Mercedes Benz Unimog.”
Ben Best, Area sales manager for C & O Tractors Ltd said: “If this good weather continues, most farmers will aim to finish harvest by September. At the show, the conversations will start. Who’s here? Who’s finished? For me the show is a great chance to catch up with clients past and present.”
David Exwood added: “Farming remains vital to the economy, creating jobs, producing food and is important to the wider supply chain and allied businesses. The iconic Dorset landscape has been shaped by generations of farmers and growers who work the land and care for the farmed environment. The county show is a good place for farmers to meet the public and showcase what they do and we’re always delighted to see such quality animals on show in various competitions.
This is also an important opportunity for the NFU to catch up with farmers, especially following the pandemic and to discuss with them all the work and campaigning that is happening on their behalf.”
James Cox, Show Organiser said: “We’ve introduced new agricultural trade options to offer Dorset farmers an even greater networking event, no matter the scale of the business.
“This year’s Dorset County Show returns to puts farmers in contact with their suppliers while meeting with other local farmers and enjoying a proper catch up on everything that’s happened over the busy summer season prior to the start of the maize harvest.”
David Exwood, NFU Vice President