As the Driffield Times and Post went to press, Minette Batters, Deputy President of the NFU, was set to attend the Driffield Show and to meet NFU members and the public.
It was set to be her first visit to the county and the show since her appointment as Deputy President and she said she was looking forward engaging with members and discussing some of the issues members face locally and the implementation of some NFU national policy such as TB. Minette was elected as NFU deputy President at the 2014 officeholder elections and has built up a business from nothing to finishing over 300 head of Angus cattle on her Wiltshire farm. Minette has also diversified into horse livery, converted a 17th century tithe barn into a wedding and corporate events venue, and runs a catering business which specialises in using home grown produce. Minette now employs two full time and up to 20 part time staff. Last year Adam Quinney, NFU Vice President, attended the show.