British farming supports Brighton Pride celebrations

The NFU is supporting this year’s Brighton Pride festival, with NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts joining the parade on Saturday aboard a rainbow-coloured tractor to celebrate diversity in the farming industry.

To mark the Pride celebrations in Brighton, a special rainbow-coloured Massey Ferguson tractor, playfully dubbed the “Sassy Ferguson”, will be joining the parade at the centre of the three-day carnival.

The tractor has been organised by Agrespect, formed to promote diversity and inclusion in the countryside, which the NFU is an official supporter of.

Mr Roberts said: “I am proud to represent the NFU at this year’s Brighton Pride festival.  Farming, just like every other industry or part of society, is made up of a diverse range of people and events like this are a great way of showing how welcoming and progressive agriculture can be.

“It is fantastic that farming will have a strong presence in the parade which is one of the biggest of its kind in the country.  I’m looking forward to a day of positivity and celebration, and for us to showcase a truly inclusive farming industry.”

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.