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Global campaign to feature at Kenilworth Show as organisers look to future of agriculture


A crop of exciting guests and activities will head to Warwickshire’s largest one-day agricultural show to teach visitors of all ages about the importance of sustainability and how they can get involved in agriculture.


A wide range of exhibitors, all aimed at helping visitors to discover more about agriculture, farming, horticulture and rural crafts will return to the Kenilworth Show alongside new exhibitors hoping to inform both the next generation and active farmers about the future of agriculture.


Save Soil, a global movement that aims to save soil from extinction and raise awareness around soil degradation, will be one of the featured guests in the Discovery Barn at the show’s new site on Stoneleigh Park Estate on Saturday, June 4.


The campaign has garnered support from global leaders including CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff, primatologist Jane Goodall, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and institutions such as the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and the World Economic Forum.


Other exhibitors are set to include agricultural science and technology company Syngenta, University of Warwick Life Sciences students, college group WCG (formerly Warwickshire College Group), and Warwickshire Rural Hub.


The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust, which gives young people the opportunity to research farming, food, horticulture, forestry and other countryside industries, will have a presence at the show to speak to people interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.


The recently re-launched Kenilworth Young Farmers Club will also be on the site throughout the day to speak to young people about how to get involved in local farming.


The Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust has been supporting the educational feature at the Kenilworth Show since 2016.


The Trust was created by Elizabeth Creak, Warwickshire’s first female High Sheriff who ran a significant dairy farm and was also the first female chairman of the region’s branch of the NFU, in 1984.


Nicky Maynard, of KADAS, said: “We’ll have a wide range of activities in our Discovery Barn this year, from the ever-popular Coventry Weavers and Spinners and Coventry Wood Carvers, to new exhibitors joining us for the first time.


“It’s important that the show has a strong focus on sustainability, so it’s natural that the Discovery Barn is geared towards the future of farming and sustainability, and how everyone, not just young people, can learn to help save the planet.


“I’d like to thank the Elizabeth Creak Trust for once again supporting the show. The educational feature is always a popular attraction and we are extremely excited to return after two years away due to Covid-19.”


Jack McDill of WCG's Moreton Morrell College, said: “We are delighted to be back at Kenilworth Show again and are looking forward to sharing with visitors the wide range of land-based skills and professions we offer at Moreton Morrell, many of which are key to keeping the rural economy vibrant in the UK.


“The importance of our agricultural sector in particular is better appreciated now than it perhaps was in previous decades, so we hope to enthuse a new generation to get involved and consider being part of this sector in the future.”


Advance tickets for the Kenilworth Show are available at a reduced rate of £15. For more information visit www.kenilworthshow.co.uk