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    Harper supporting local show

    Posted 8 May 2009

    Harper Adams will have a strong presence at this year’s Newport Show - the 100th to be staged by Newport and District Agricultural Society.

    The University College’s trailer will be visiting the Chetwynd Deer Park showground on the big day, July 18, offering information and advice on the wide range of courses available at the college - the largest teaching centre in the UK for the rural, animal and land-based sector.

    Show President, Robert Watson Jones, said: “As always the show aims to please people from all walks of life while remaining true to its traditional roots in farming. We are really pulling out all the stops to make this milestone show one to remember."

    The society has been behind the town’s agricultural show since 1890 - then a small event for farmers to exhibit livestock. The war, foot and mouth and agricultural depression have prevented some events from taking place but the 100th show has all the makings of a record-breaker – and Harper Adams is delighted to be supporting its local agricultural event.

    In between the big events, including a death-defying jump display by the UK's number one FMX rider Jamie Squibb, a dog show and the Shire Horse of the Year Championship Qualifier, visitors are encouraged to drop by the Harper Adams stand and find out what Newport’s local college has to offer.

    Harper Adams is the only Shropshire institution to validate its own Higher Education qualifications and the only university institution of its type to offer independent research degrees. It also offers support to local businesses – with plenty more to come when the West Midlands Regional Food Academy opens later this year – and learning for people at all stages of their career.

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