HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme in Louth

March 20, 2018

Our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, attended Louth Livestock Market in Lincolnshire to announce that Louth will be a new location for year three of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme.

One of the Fund’s Trustees, HSBC’s Head of Agriculture Allan Wilkinson gave a short speech about the benefits of the programme to a packed auction ring, watched over by Prince Charles. HRH also met beneficiaries of the Fund, farmers who had attended the Technology for Information Literacy Course run by the Grimsby Institute.

HRH then gave a short speech from the auction ring itself, where he met two Lincolnshire Red Cattle, Wilma and Willow. In his speech he congratulated those involved in saving the mart and stressed the importance of agriculture to the local rural economy. He was also given a gift of Lincolnshire meats, presented to him by schoolchildren from the area.

HRH also met with key stakeholders involved in saving the mart from closure last year. In attendance at the event were auctioneers and staff from the market, members of the Lincolnshire Red Cattle Society, and Lincolnshire Rural Support who are based out of the market.

For more information on The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, including how to express your interest, please click here.