2016 Young Farmers Dairy Stock Judging

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual Young Farmers Stock Judging competition took place this year at Higher Sturthill Farm, Shipton Gorge by kind permission of Andrew and Helen Fry.  It was attended by Young Farmers from Marshwood Vale, Beaminster, Ilminster, Sherborne and Puddletown YFC’s.   The judge for the evening was farmer Mr David Sayer from Cannington near Bridgewater.  David had a […] Continue Reading

Food & Drink at the Melplash Show

The Melplash Agricultural Society has been serving up some of the best food in the area for generations at our annual Melplash Show.    The Show is the Society’s showcase for local farmers and food producers and as such has always had a mission to inform and education the general public on where their food comes from whilst giving them an enjoyable day […] Continue Reading

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Discover Farming News

It has certainly been a busy start to the year for the Discover Farming team.  Our new classroom at Washingpool Farm has hosted a number of school visits but we are keen to encourage more local schools to visit the outside classroom and learn about what is growing and happening at Washingpool.  At the 2016 Melplash Show we will once again […] Continue Reading

Children go FREE at this year’s Melplash Show!

The Melplash Agricultural Society is very pleased to announce that all children aged 16 years and under will go FREE to this year’s Melplash Show taking place on Thursday 25 August 2016.  The annual Show is a great day out for all the family and now with all children being able to attend for free it really is a day […] Continue Reading

70 years service…..and more!

At our AGM we presented retiring director and trustee Philip Baker with a crook made by Peter Thomas in Rampisham (our Rural Craft winner in 2013). Philip has been involved with our Society and Show for over 70 years!! He started by selling programmes on show day and never managed to escape! He will continue to help organise our annual flock […] Continue Reading

2016 welcomes a new President and Chairman for the Society

The Melplash Agricultural Society is pleased to announce Rebecca Knox as the new President for 2016. Rebecca takes over from Richard Campbell who completed his year’s tenure as President at the recent Annual General Meeting. Rebecca was brought up at Pilsdon Pen overlooking the Marshwood Vale.  She is actively involved with local issues as a Councilor and is a School […] Continue Reading

Discover Farming @ Washingpool Farm

Local children will have a chance to attend classes at the Discover Farming Educational Centre, at Washingpool Farm, thanks to a funding boost from local housing provider, Magna Housing. The Melplash Agricultural Society has been offering bursaries to students who take up further education in farming and related industries for the last 10 years.  This year, they launched the Discover […] Continue Reading

Floral Art Chairman Required!

The Melplash Agricultural Society is looking for someone to run their Floral Art section at the show.  Pat Fowler has overseen the section as Floral Art Chairman for a staggering twenty two years but the time has come for Pat to hand over to someone new.  Retiring Chairman Pat has been assisted over the years by Anne Vincent but both […] Continue Reading