Time is running out to nominate a Young Farmer to be an ambassador for British farming at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show.
The NFU is on the lookout for what it called ‘a group of enthusiastic young farmers who are making a real difference within farming and have great stories to tell’, aged between 18 and 30.
The union will be joined by Massey Ferguson to support the Worshipful Company of Farmers with the entry, which will incorporate a tractor, combine harvester and food.
Massey Ferguson will this year also be inviting one of the young farmers on a guest tour trip of the factory in Beauvais, Northern France.
NFU vice president Stuart Roberts said: “It is always great fun having the young farmers with us at the Lord Mayor’s Show as it provides the perfect platform the engage with the watching crowds and let them know about farming’s role in producing their food and looking after the iconic British countryside.”
Hannah Binns, who was part of the group last year, added: “For me, participating in the Lord Mayor’s Show as the NFU North West representative was a once in a lifetime experience – after all, it is not every day you escort a new tractor and combine down the narrow streets of the capital city live on national television.
“I believe it is vital that we, as the future generation of farmers, open a dialogue with the public about the provenance of their food and the Lord Mayor’s Show is an excellent way to do so.
“If you are a young farmer who is passionate about the future of our industry then why not apply and get your voice heard – I promise you will not regret it.”
To be considered, all farmer nominees must hold an NFU membership. Nominees who have been nominated under the Back British Farming supporter category do not need to hold NFU membership.
The parade will take place on Saturday November 10, and entries close on August 19. To apply click here.