Project Sponsors

We are proud to feature the local business, organisations and contributors to our promotional film or professional materials.

Cornish Mutual

Cornish MutualCornish Mutual have contributed to the sponsorship of lanyards that will be given out to young people that are interested about the project at the Bath and West Show.

Although famous for agricultural insurance, Cornish Mutual now uses its knowledge of South West rural life to offer all kinds of people and businesses exactly the right cover…for all manner of risks.

Contact them on 0845 017 5513 or visit www.cornishmutual.co.uk

Coombe Farm

Coombe Farm have kindly provided the project with a unique smoothly making bicycle to use at the Royal Bath & West Show.

Coombe farm

Coombe Farm  has full organic status, the Coombe Farm estate incorporates 1800 hectares, there are 7 Business Partnerships and 8 Coombe Farm Enterprises including milk pool management, storage solutions, fruit processing, fabrication, and a wholesale business. In total the organization employs more than 100 people.

To find out more click here.

Film Sponsors

Bartletts County Store – clothing

Bartletts Country Stores was established in 1911 and has progressed with the times and requirements of customer needs.Copy of Copy of logo.pdf

They pride themselves on their wide range of farming, equestrian and smallholding equipment at very competitive prices. They also supply Milking Parlours, accessories and repairs.

Now with stores in Bridport, Blandford, Bere Regis and Bridgwater.

B H Whites – props/uniform

B H White & Son, Main Road, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2JN

Tel: 01278 652265 Email

Bridgwater College – location/props

Bridgwater College is located in the heart of Somerset, with main centres in Bridgwater College 2Bridgwater and Cannington. It also has outreach centres in Bridgwater (Angel Place), Lufton near Yeovil and Paignton Zoo.

The College has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally as a highly successful provider of education and training. The College:

  • Is a Learning and Skills Beacon status College
  • Has been designated an Outstanding College by Ofsted
  • Received 11 National Beacon Awards in recent years
  • Meets the Matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance services
  • Has been accredited with the Training Quality Standard for provision to employers

Our examination and course results consistently place us amongst the best of all education and training providers in the South West. To find out more click here.

Clavelshay Farm  – location/props

Lower Clavelshay Farm is a tenanted 350 acre dairy farm set on the edge of the beautiful Quantock Hills. The main enterprise is the dairy herd, but the farm also rears all the replacements for the dairy herd, beef cattle and grows all feed for the animals.

As well as the dairy farm, Lower Clavelshay Farm is home to Clavelshay Barn Restaurant- a traditional stone barn, built around 1700, which has been simply and sympathetically converted using natural materials, with a lot of the wood from the farm.

The unique selling point of the restaurant is that all food is produced and sourced locally, with all dishes being made on site and meat from the farm when available. Clavelshay Barn has been awarded 3 stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for using local food and for its care of the environment and staff. It has also been awarded Taste of The West Silver award for the past 5 years for its commitment to local food.

Community Council for Somerset – location/props

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The Community Council for Somerset exist to support action in local communities. With over 80 years experience and 14 community projects; there is always something going on to support you and your community.

Find out what we are doing click here.

Cricketer Farm –  location/props/uniforms

Cricketer Farm was established by the late Lord Beaverbrook in the 1940’s. PrintSince then, they have made award-winning cheeses; the traditional Farm House Cheddar is still winning awards now! With their wealth of knowledge and vast history, combined with a commitment to making only the finest cheeses from locally sourced milk producers, this is the foundation of their business. Nowadays, they are most famously known for their delicious range of lower fat cheeses. To find out more click here.

Hawkins Agri –  locations/props/uniforms 

Hawkins Agri Hawkins Agri Ltd is based in Bridgwater and are main dealers for New Holland tractors, combines, balers & telehandlers operating throughout Somerset and the South West.

The experienced staff, large parts stocks, long opening hours, seven days a week opening hours (during peak seasons and breakdown cover out of hour’s service) demonstrate their commitment. They also operate a parts delivery service twice weekly for our customers in the West Somerset area. The state of the art premises and facilities supported by the great management are recognised by New Holland and received a “Gold Standard” dealer award.

To find out more click here.

Manners – sound

Manners are a 4 piece, Somerset based band. Having done dozens of gigs,  recorded 2 EP’s and a handful of demo’s.  Playing at famous venues such as The Fleece and The Croft in bristol, in less than a year of forming they have had great local success playing supporting slots with; The Vaccines, Professor Green and also a getting slot at this years Godney Gathering.

FarmVets SouthWest – props/uniform

FarmVets SouthWest is a farm-animal-only veterinary practice covering Somerset and East Devon. The practice prides itself on traditional service values, but with a modern approach, to complement the needs of today’s farmers. They have an experienced team of farm vets, with expertise in the dairy sector,  providing a range of quality services, tailored your needs.

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To find out more click here.

Semex – technical advice/uniform/props

World renown for delivering high quality bovine genetics, Semex has been solving problems and satisfying producers through its distributor network for over 35 years. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with their clients, Semex’s staff is the best trained in the industry, offering profitable genetic solutions for producers worldwide. With a successful history as its foundation, Semex is committed to ensuring success for its clients, owners, employees and partners for generations to come.

Create value by…

  • Developing and delivering innovative genetic solutions.
  • Leveraging strategic planning
  • Sultivating global leadership and partnerships with an unwavering commitment to success.

If you would like to know more visit: www.semex.co.uk

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Glossary

Agriculture: Is the science and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.

Agribusiness: is a generic term applied to businesses involved in some or all of the following agricultural production systems: crop production, including farming and contract farming, seed supply, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesale and distribution,processing, marketing, and retail sales.

Agronomist: is a person who engages in the scientific study of plants and plant materials as fuel, feed and food. Do you love studying plants and want to know more about the impact it has on agriculture? If so, you may want to consider agronomy as a career choice.

Apprenticeship:   is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some recognised qualifications as you go…

Artificial Insemination: is the introduction of male reproductive cells into the female reproductive tract by artificial means,commonly abbreviated AI.

CV: a curriculum vitae (CV)  is a written document that provides an overview of a person’s experience and other qualifications. It is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters.

Farm assurance: are voluntary schemes which establish production standards covering food safety, environmental protection, animal welfare issues and other characteristics deemed to be important by consumers.   

Further Education: Education above school age but below university level.

Herds-person : refers to someone who works with the daily maintenance, health and breeding of dairy and beef cattle.

Higher Education: education at universities or similar educational establishments, especially to degree level.

Horticulture :  is the science, technology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use.

Husbandry:  is the science of breeding and caring for farm animals.

Land-based: is the term used for a vocational agricultural based courses.

Quota-milk: Every country in the EU has a limit to the amount of milk that is allowed to be produced- this is its quota. The total quota is divided up between all the dairy farmers in the country- individual quota is the number of litres of milk they are allowed to produce each year- there are penalties for producing too much.

Ruminant: An animal that ‘ chews the cud’, they digest more of a plant than single stomached animals by having a rumen ( the first of 4 stomach chambers) where the plant material they have eaten are fermented by micro organisms to produce proteins and sugars the animal can digest.

Silage: Grass or other crops that have been cut, allowed to wilt but not completely dry out and are preserved in plastic wrapping or in a large clamp or pit. Silage is fed to livestock in the winter when fresh grass is not available

Traineeship:  is an unwaged education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Vocational Education: is education that prepares people for specific trades, crafts and careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician, or a professional position.

Zero grazing: Fields of grass are grown but the animals are not allowed to graze them. Instead grass is cut regularly and taken to the animals.