The Lincolnshire Show 2023
The Lincolnshire Show celebrated its 138th year last week, and we were proud to be there yet again.
This year, the Dyson Farming stand was bigger and better than ever. Having relocated to the Countryside Area, we expanded our offering at the show with a bigger tent, outdoor seating, and ride-on tractors to keep the little ones happy, providing a relaxed and welcoming feel overall.
Inside, our very own bar, crafted by our in-house joinery team, played a pivotal role in drawing people in. From free strawberries, grown in our Carrington glasshouse, to pea and mint ice cream, our samples were well received. Visitors were also welcome to use our outdoor space for picnics and respite from the sun on the glorious two days.
Our experts were on hand across both days to answer questions, listen to feedback and meet potential collaborators. Wednesday saw a drinks reception hosted by the executive team, helping give guests an insight into Dyson Farming and where we are headed, which proved extremely popular.
The Schools’ Challenge
Each year The Lincolnshire Show welcomes around 6,000 schoolchildren from across the county. Many schools take part in the Schools’ Challenge; something we were proud to sponsor for another year. The challenge gives children the opportunity to delve into the world of agriculture, food production, environment, and conservation, challenging their thinking to understand the importance of the issues we face and how their ideas and decisions could shape the future.
Children of all ages are invited to enter, with everything from nurseries to secondary schools taking part.
Dr Tom Storr, Research Agronomist at Dyson Farming, worked with Scampton Church of England Primary School, helping them understand the importance of soil structure and protecting the nutrients within, forming a key theme at their stand.
The 138th year
Organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the show is in its 138th year. With an agricultural focus, the show has expanded to attract a wider audience, offering everything from livestock to aviation and horticulture to equine events and plenty of shopping.
Proceeds from the show are used to support the LAS’s educational work, which engages over 13,000 local children each year, educating them about farming, food, and the countryside.
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