Farmers flock together at Brinsbury

Written by Anonymous on 18th October 2019

More than 60 farmers gathered at Brinsbury Farm for the NFU farm walk.

Earlier this month, Brinsbury College hosted the Sussex and Surrey National Farmers’ Union annual barbecue and farm walk. 

More than 60 farmers and employers from across East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey attended the evening’s event.

The farm walk is designed to help NFU members get a feel for the farm and the educational benefits of the farm for agriculture students.

Brinsbury farm staff gave members of the NFU tractor and trailer rides. They also provided a tour of the farm to give an insight into what has been achieved at the Brinsbury College farm.

The cold evening was also accompanied by a delicious barbecue and hot drinks! 

Alex Hollands, farm manager at Brinsbury College, said: “It was a great evening and we were delighted to see so many people turn out for the event, braving the cold weather to see our facility and enjoy the tractor and trailer rides.

"It was great to hear so much positive feedback from people who have been working in the farming industry, as they saw what we are working on here at the college with our students and what we are looking to achieve.

"Our agriculture students are the future of farming, so it's really important for us to work with the NFU and their members to ensure we're giving our students the best opportunities to learn and develop."