Passion for farming shown by Young Farmers on radio

Michael Dewhurst and Nathan Forshaw
Michael Dewhurst and Nathan Forshaw
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Two members of Longridge Young Farmers’ Club recently appeared on the radio, talking about their passion for farming.

Chairman Michael Dewhurst and past chairman Nathan Forshaw featured on Preston’s City Beat station discussing current issues facing the agricultural industry including the milk crisis, also talking about what being a young farmer involves.

A club spokesperson said Michael and Nathan’s passion for farming shone through in the interview.

The club’s debate team of Lilly Gornall, Nathan Forshaw and Steven Ward recently reached the quarter finals of the county debating competion after three rounds, but were then beaten by Clitheroe YFC A by three points. John Holt also got through to the English Winter Fair stockjudging competition at Staffordhire following his success at the eliminator.

The club recently enjoyed an inspiring talk by Georgina Lamb from farming charity RABI, learning all about its work and how they help people in agriculture in numerous ways.

In the near futrue the club will present a cheque to the charity STRIDE, the chosen charity for the past year. The club is also holding a Christmas meal at Ferrari’s, Thornley and are having a trip to the panto in Blackpool and if anyone is interested in going along or would like more information about the club, please contact chairmain Michael Dewhurst on 07875 868 520.