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Report of the Executive Committee for the Year Ended 31st December 2007

During the year the Society awarded grants of 650 to local schools, colleges and organisations towards travel costs of agricultural and horticultural visits by of parties of young people. In addition the Society made donations of 150 to a local charity.

A summer visit to Dalby Hall and Batemans Brewery took place in mid July. Dalby Hall is an organic 1,000 acre farm located in a beautiful part of county. Highlights of the visits were a crop of vining peas which looked exceedingly well following the dry spring. Weed control in the cereal crops was also impressive, largely based on cultivations. Poppies were the most difficult weed to control with some fields a splash of red on the hill. The latest genetic testing techniques were being employed to improve the quality of the Rumford herd of pedigree Lincoln Red. Attendance was good but a few more farmers would have been good.

The 59th annual dinner was held at the Bridge Hotel for the first time. The dinner was a great success with an increased attendance and an excellent meal with some superb roast beef. Mark Tinsley was the guest speaker who talked about the importance of the industry, collaboration the role with Select Lincolnshire in promoting the counties produce.

The Chairman thanked the Executive Members and the Secretary of the work organising the events and plans for 2008.


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