NE Herts MP Oliver Heald was Guest of Honour at the Hertfordshire Ploughing Championships held at New Buildings Farm, Royston hosted by Robert Law on Saturday 26th October.
The farm hosted 60 tractors competing to make good straight furrows to a stated depth and without straw in view. Oliver was also briefed on NFU issues by Ros David, Leonie King and Tom Wornham.
Oliver was able to meet National Champion and local girl Ellie Bullard, who won the Herts County Ploughing Championships title in 2017.
Commenting Oliver said:
"We are one of the best farming areas and ploughing is a top skill in an arable area like ours. It was marvellous to see so many heritage and modern tractors and to meet our local farmers and NFU specialists. It was a great morning and they even had a big screen so we could watch England's rugby triumph!"