The Worshipful Company of Farmers is this year being supported by the National Farmers' Union and New Holland to help take the Back British Farming message into the heart of the City of London.
On Saturday 11 November, the WCF is once again being supported by the NFU and this year has welcomed New Holland as the supplier of the agricultural machines.
This year’s entry, number 101 in the procession, will be led by Julian Sayers, the newly installed Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, accompanied by Wardens Rosie Carne and David Bolton. Also featuring will be a New Holland T7.270 tractor, one of the most advanced and powerful tractors, and a CR8.80 combine harvester, equipped with a 20-foot header, both branded and showing full support for the Back British Farming message. The T7 tractor range is built in New Holland’s Basildon factory, which has been producing British-built tractors for over 50 years. New Holland is a strong supporter of British manufacturing and is keen to showcase the value the farming community as a whole adds to the British economy.
Eight young farmers have also landed starring roles representing British farming in the parade. 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.
Worshipful Company of Farmers Master Julian Sayers said: “The Lord Mayor’s Show is an ideal showcase to tell a largely urban audience about the importance of Britain’s farming industry to both food production and care for the countryside. Our livery Company’s purpose is to inspire, encourage and develop excellence in the management of UK agriculture. Thanks to the support of the NFU and New Holland, we will portray both the innovation of the industry and the passion of the farmers of the future.”
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 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.
The Worshipful Company of Farmers, established in 1952, is committed to 'Inspiring, encouraging and developing excellence in the management of UK agriculture' and promoting UK food and farming. Grateful thanks to the NFU, New Holland and eight young farmers from across the country for their support to encourage the public to ‘Back British Farming’ in the LMS.
The Master, Julian Sayers, will be forming part of the Guard of Honour for the Lord Mayor upon his return to Mansion House.