A pair of Harper Adams Alumnae will be at the helm as the Royal Three Counties Show returns to the Three Counties Showground in Malvern this weekend.
The celebration of the countryside and rural life has more than 6,000 animals on show across the three days – including horses, pigs, cattle, goats, alpacas and sheep – and its visitors can look forward to seeing the finest livestock from across the UK.
On Sunday, the show hosts the largest collection of rare breeds and minority breeds in the country and throughout the weekend its Countryside Arena demos include gun dog, sheep dog and falconry displays.
One of the organisers behind the event is Rachael Chamberlayne, from Gloucestershire, who is a BSc (Hons) Agriculture LFM 2000-2004 alumna from Harper Adams.
Rachael is closely involved in enlisting speakers and panelists for the event.
Rachael said: “I am thrilled to be part of the team pulling together a very exciting line up of speakers and panelists for the Future of Farming Zone at the Royal Three Counties Show.
“Over the three days of the show we’ll cover Net Zero, Water Quality, Soil Health, Carbon Trading, Alternative Income Streams, Regen Ag along with developing yourself and others through their career in agriculture and land-based industries.
“I’m so looking forward to pulling farmers together and encourage their continuing professional development over the show - and importantly for my role with the Three Counties Agricultural Society, to understand what we can do to support farmers in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.”
Working alongside Rachael to help make the Show a success is Show Lead for Royal Three Counties Show and Harper Alumna, Alice Arnold who previously studied BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management in 1995-1999.
Throughout the weekend, there is something for the whole family to enjoy, from a Food & Drink Festival featuring more than 80 local and artisan producers from Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and across the UK, a brand-new English Wine Show, plus the Food & Drink and Future of Farming Theatres featuring special guests; Kaleb Cooper, Adam Henson, JB Gill, John Lewis-Stempel and Phil Vickery MBE.
You can find the full timetable on the Three Counties website.