Rural Support Back on the Road at Local Agri-Shows

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Rural Support Back on the Road at Local Agri-Shows

Rural Support Back on the Road at Local Agri-Shows

June 23, 2022 Victoria Ross

Rural Support kick started the local show season by attending Ballymoney Show on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June 2022. The sun was shining, and the local community was out in force to support the first show since the Covid 19 Pandemic began.

Rural Support were excited to be back out meeting farmers and farming families in the local area of Ballymoney. After having no shows for two years it was great to have an in-person event where they could talk, engage, and listen to those who called by the stand and were interested in the services and programmes Rural Support offers.

Hannah Kirkpatrick, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator commented, “What a weekend for the start of the local show season. It was great to be in Ballymoney, talking and engaging with farmers and farming families. We are so excited to be back out and about again seeing familiar faces and meeting some new ones too. We plan to have a presence at most of the shows this year so do call by the stand if you see us at your local show, we would love to see you.”

Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots who also attended the show called by the stand to chat with the team. He commented “I am delighted to see the return of our local shows and it was great to see Rural Support having a presence at Ballymoney. If you are out at any shows this year I would encourage you to drop by their stand and chat with the team to hear about the programmes and services they offer, especially in these challenging times for the sector.”

With a busy show season ahead, the team at Rural Support are planning to have a stand at the majority of the shows and are delighted to get back on the road again in earnest.

Next up is the Armagh Show in Gosford Forest Park this Saturday 11th June where Rural Support will be present and then the team are planning to attend the following shows during the rest of the summer season. If you too are attending any of the ones listed, the team would love to see you and have a chat.

Armagh ShowSaturday 11th June , 2022
Ballymena ShowSaturday 18th June , 2022
Omagh ShowSaturday 2nd July, 2022
Castlewellan ShowSaturday 16th July, 2022
Londonderry/Limavady ShowSaturday 16th July, 2022
Antrim ShowSaturday 23rd July, 2022
Clogher ValleyWednesday 27th July, 2022
Fermanagh ShowWednesday & Thursday 3rd – 4th August, 2022

To find out more about the range of services and programmes available at Rural Support, go to the NI Farm Support hub at www.ruralsupport.org.uk or telephone the Support Line on Freephone 0800 138 1678 available Mon-Fri 9am-9pm.

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