Dorset County Show brings British farming to your home

Dorset County Show brings British farming to your home

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:21am 2nd July 2020.

Dorset County Show has teamed up with Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show to create a virtual farming series. 

Both events were cancelled this year due to Covid-19, but instead they will be launching 'Farming @ Home', which starts next week. 

The show's organisers say the see it as an opportunity to educate the nation on 'Farming @ Home' through their social media channels. 

They'll be showing us the lives of all types of Dorset farmers, from dairy, sheep, pig and arable.

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Chairman of the Dorset County Show is Rebecca Hill, she said:

"Our Dorset Agricultural shows are critical for educating the public about the farming industry, as well as promoting our county's wealth of high-quality food and craft producers. 

"While the COVID-19 pandemic has sadly meant neither Show can take place this year, our nation's farmers have continued working incredibly hard to keep up with demand - so we wanted to find an alternative way to support them and promote excellence in agriculture, the countryside and rural life."

Both the shows have been going for nearly 200 years combined and are big events for the agricultural and local community. 

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Together the Dorset County Show and Gilingham & Shaftesbury Show have nearly 8,000 visitors each year.

Chairman of the Dorset County Show is Rebecca Hill added:

"'Farming @ Home' is designed to reach the public in an easily accessible format, providing new and engaging content to help give a deeper understanding of the workings of our agricultural industry, as well as Dorset's artisan producers. 

"We're delighted to be combining forces with the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show to drive this forwards and showcase all the incredible things our county has to offer."

Next year the Dorset County Show will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September, 2021.