Here’s what’s on at the Great Yorkshire Show today.
8am-9am - Red Shepherdess Hannah Jackson will be the guest speaker at the Future Farmer’s breakfast meeting
This meeting is entitled ‘Adaptability in the Face of Change’, where a discussion will be chaired by Freddie Watson of The Organic Pantry. Other speakers are Charlie Parker, JSR Farm, and Minette Batters, NFU President. Q&A at 8.45am.
8am - CLA president’s breakfast
With speaker Paul Caldwell, chief executive of the Rural Payments Agency.
11am-12.30pm - ‘Rural Crime – taking back control’
The CLA (stand 199) together with Yorkshire Agricultural Society are holding a drop in session about ‘Rural Crime – taking back control’. North Yorkshire Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner Julia Mulligan will be there, with the opportunity to speak to representatives from local police forces
11.15am - Lizzie Jones and The Band of the Yorkshire Regiment
This will be in the main ring.
11.30am - Supreme sheep championship
11.30am-1.30pm - The Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (Stand 187) are offering farmer health checks
12pm Q&A - The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Meet Amanda Owen and find out more about what life is really like for a Yorkshire Shepherdess. There will also be a reading from her new book
1pm - The Schools Vegetable Box Trophy will be presented in the Garden Marquee
1pm-2pm - The Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs are holding an open debate on ‘What’s next for British produce’
2pm Q&A - Mark Gregory
Multi-award-winning garden designer and Channel 5 Great Gardening Challenge judge Mark Gregory will dish the dirt on what it really takes to build a winning show garden.
2pm - Panel debate - ‘Farming Without Subsidies: An Opportunity not a Threat’
2pm - Cattle parade in the main ring including the final judging of the Blythewood Pairs
4pm Q&A - The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright
Hear all about Peter Wright’s experiences of working with animals over the years and how “Alf Wight” helped him to become a vet.There will also be a reading from his book, ‘In the Footsteps of Herriot’.