The NFU along with eight young NFU members joined the Worshipful Company of Farmers and other stakeholders; Massey Ferguson, Red Tractor and Surrey Docks Farm to participate in the 803rd Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 10 November 2018.
This is the 5th year that the NFU has supported the Worshipful Company of Farmers in this annual event. Wth an estimated 600,000 people lining the streets of London it’s a prime opportunity to engage with the general public and tell them that British farmers are proud to produce their food.
During the parade, Katie Anderson representing the NFU south east region was interviewed by Chris Hollins and explained to the BBC TV audience of 4 million people why she is proud to help produce the nation’s food.
This year Massey Ferguson provided machinery for the event consisting of a Massey IDEAL 9T combine, one of the most advanced combines on the market, and a brand new Massey 6714S tractor. The tractor bucket was brimming with hampers of British produce to help the public connect food with farming, as well as promote fantastic British fare.
NFU vice president Stuart Roberts joined the young farmers on Saturday to parade in London and said "it was the perfect opportunity to showcase the best of British food and farming to millions of people and explain the crucial role of British farming and its place in the wider food industry.”
A special hamper was also presented to the new Lord Mayor which included oils, preserves and drinks made from the best British produce plus a copy of the Countryside Kitchen cook book.