The NFU at Herts County Show
Farmers staged a right royal celebration of British agriculture at Herts Show over the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

The NFU-sponsored farming display team, including farmers in tutus and some royal guests driving tractors, stole the show in the newly-named Jubilee Arena.

They showed spectators how agriculture has progressed over the last 60 years, starting with vintage farm machinery and ending with the latest Claas combine discharging grain into a trailer.

And the second part of their display featured a tug of war, with children taking on a tractor in the main ring.

Former NFU county chairman Bill Barr organised the display with local farmers.

“Herts Show provided the perfect opportunity for us to show how agriculture has developed during the Queen’s long reign and demonstrate the technology we’ve embraced,” he said.

“This year is a double celebration with the Olympics as well, so we finished the display with an old Olympic sport, tug of war.

“It was a shame about the weather but hopefully everyone enjoyed it and learned something about farming as well.”

As well as sponsoring the farming display, the NFU brought its Let’s Talk Farming roadshow to the show. The roadshow was awarded first prize in the exhibitions and display stands competition.
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