Mr Frank A Reynolds MBE was confirmed as President for 2017 at the AGM of the Society held on Monday 5 December. Mr Reynolds, a local Nottinghamshire farmer, has been a Council Member of Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society for many years and has been both President and Chairman of Southwell Ploughing Match. The new President is well known in the county as someone who is very involved with his local community and enjoys country pursuits. He was awarded his MBE in 2002 for services to the community in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire.

Mr Reynolds said he was very much looking forward to next year’s County Show and believes that the Nottinghamshire County Show has wonderful livestock and horse entries. He said that he will be doing his best to promote all aspects of the Show in his Presidential year. The President’s Lady is his sister, Mrs Sheila Davies.

The AGM were delighted to welcome Mr Tim Farr as the incoming Deputy President for 2017. Mr Farr is primarily an arable man and farms over 1,200 acres locally. He has been President of Southwell Ploughing Match, which his farm is hosting again in 2017, and a member of Newark and Trent Valley Internal Drainage Boards for many years where he also served as chairman. He recently completed nine years as Chairman of the Severn and Trent Flood Committees and is currently Chairman of the Southwell Flood Forum.

Apart from farming, Mr Farr is passionate about football and is a Nottingham Forest supporter, spending 16 years as a director of The Tricky Trees. He is married to Amanda, herself a former High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, and they have two sons and a daughter.

Mr Farr is very much following in his family’s footsteps; his mother, Jenny Farr MBE DL, is a Past President of Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society.

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