Writtle University College graduates were joined by an alumnus who went on to head up the farm at a renowned Essex jam maker as they celebrated their success at two ceremonies at Chelmsford Cathedral this month.
After a damaging series of disease outbreaks, the UK has finally been declared free of bird flu – but government officials have acknowledged lessons need to be learned to protect poultry keepers in future.
Glorious sunshine and the chance to learn about farming livestock, watch racing sheep and daring motorcyclists brought record numbers to one of the country’s longest running agricultural shows this weekend.
Suffolk will be showcasing the best of its local food and drink, countryside crafts and skills and rural businesses as the English National Sheepdog Trials arrive in the county for the first time in their 100-plus years’ history.
An inspirational event bringing together primary school children from all over Essex took place at Writtle University College this week. Sarah Chambers was at Essex Agricultural Association’s 10th Essex Schools Food and Farming Day.
Four professional singers will perform a selection of favourites from the musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan and opera on Saturday, April 8, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, in aid of farming charity Farming Community Network (FCN).