Sunday, March 3, 2024

Farming industry lets its hair down and raises £7,000 for charity

About 300 members of Yorkshire’s farming community enjoyed an evening of celebration at the first-ever Harvest Dinner Dance held by the Future Farmers of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, raising £7,000 to be shared between two charities.

The event brought together farming families and all those who work in agriculture and its allied industries on the Great Yorkshire Showground, sponsored by agricultural machinery manufacturer Krone UK, and rural insurance specialists McClarrons.

Allister Nixon, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society added: “Our first Harvest Dinner Dance in partnership with Future Farmers of Yorkshire has been a tremendous success and hopefully a welcome tonic for everyone who attended.

“Bringing people together is one of our great strengths as a farming charity, and we look forward to 2024 when there will be lots more opportunities for the farming community to come together at the Great Yorkshire Showground, not least the Great Yorkshire Show in July.”

Nick Grayson, South Yorkshire tenant farmer and Chair of Future Farmers of Yorkshire said: “It’s been a truly special night in great company, just the sort of fun evening I think we all craved at the end of a frustrating harvest and drilling season.

“I would like to say thank you on behalf of the Future Farmers Management Board to everyone who made the evening such a wonderful occasion: our guests, sponsors, supporters, and hosts.”

 

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