A vastly changed demographic of visitors at the country’s premier agricultural show and a growing interest in food provenance mean there is an opportunity like never before for farmers to address the agricultural knowledge gap with the public, according to the event’s director.
The public appetite for all things All Creatures Great and Small seems to be insatiable. It matters little that the final TV episode based on James Herriot’s famous stories was filmed three decades ago.
Growing concerns for the strains being placed on Yorkshire’s farming community at a time of prevailing uncertainty has prompted the regional co-ordinator of a national farm help charity to go the extra miles to raise awareness of its lifeline support.
It was the perfect day for messing around in a boat and the presenters of the BBC’s hugely popular Countryfile appeared to be enjoying themselves as they soaked up the sunshine at Castle Howard yesterday.
Its picture-perfect location at the tip of Gouthwaite Reservoir and in the centre of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has long made Ramsgill a favoured spot for walkers and picnickers.
The pair of us cut a sorry sight on Monday morning dragging our feet through the school gates. John-William didn’t want to go and I most definitely didn’t want him to, but the holidays had come to an end and that was that.