Eight young farmers have landed starring roles representing British farming in one of the most popular historic civic pageants in the world.
The 802nd Lord Mayor’s Show takes place in November and the NFU will again be supporting The Worshipful Company of Farmers alongside New Holland to help take the Back British Farming message into the heart of the City of London.
The group of farming champions, each representing the NFU’s seven English regions and Wales, was chosen after the NFU launched a nationwide search to find young farmers who have made an outstanding contribution to the agricultural sector.
NFU Vice President Guy Smith said: “It was a tough selection process from all the nominations we received. But I know the eight young farmers chosen will do a fantastic job on the day as they all share a passion and an enthusiasm about what they do – playing a vital role in producing the nation’s food. Farmers deliver for our economy, providing jobs and driving growth in rural communities. We provide the raw materials for a domestic food industry that employs 3.8m people and generates £109bn in value for the UK economy.
“The Lord Mayor’s show provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase the best of British farming to millions of people and explain the crucial role of British farming and its vital place in the wider food industry.”
20 year old Hannah Binns from Lancashire will represent the North West. She said: “I’m excited to work alongside the other seven young farmers in promoting our hardworking but rewarding industry. This experience is a once in a lifetime and I cannot wait to grasp the opportunity to engage with the general public to promote the back British farming message.”
The eight young farmers selected are: Greg Colebrook, 26, from Cambridgeshire, representing East Anglia; Hannah Binns, 20, from Lancashire, representing the North West; Jack Davis, 21, from Kent, representing the South East; Jessica Spencer, 20, from Nottinghamshire, representing the East Midlands; John Throup, 32, from North Yorkshire, representing the North East; Ryan Came-Johnson, 26, from Cornwall, representing the South West; Dom Bloxham, 25, from Staffordshire, representing the West Midlands; Tom Rees, 29, from Pembrokeshire, representing Wales..