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Farmers Day 2019 a big success

Somerset County Cricket Club recently teamed up with Mole Valley Farmers, Bonanza Calf Nutrition, The Farming Community Network (FCN) and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to host our third annual Farmers Day.

Members of the farming community were sent a special flyer which could be exchanged for a free ticket for day two of the recent Specsavers County Championship match between Somerset and Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

During the day there were a number of information points for farmers to visit whilst charity collections also took place on behalf of FCN and RABI.

In addition, representatives of Mole Valley Farmers and Bonanza Calf Nutrition were presented with signed shirts by Somerset CCC Head Coach, Jason Kerr.

The aim of the day was to give local farmers the opportunity to meet and network with fellow professionals from within the agriculture industry.

Sam McIntyre from the SCCC Commercial Department said: “We are really pleased that our third annual Farmers Day was a big success. We have had some extremely positive feedback from all those involved.

“The purpose of the day is to let all local farmers know that they are not alone and that their efforts and hard work are appreciated. Depression is rife within the farming industry and we hope that with events like this that we can help farmers know that support is available to them on a number of levels.”

Following the event Pam Wills, Regional Manager South West from RABI said: “I thought that the day was a huge success.  It was great to see the uptake of the offer and to see so many farmers there on the day.

“As well as those who took advantage of the offer, I met up with a few people that I know who have memberships but had especially chosen to come on that day as they knew they would have the chance to catch up with fellow farmers.

“It was a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and as usual the SCCC team and stewards were very welcoming. I hope that we can repeat the day again next year.”

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