12 May 1995

Schoolchildrens contest launched

A COMPETITION to raise primary school childrens awareness of farming and the food chain has been launched.

Organised by the NFU and the Shropshire and West Midland Agricultural Society, the competition will be run at the societys show on May 19-20.

West Midlands NFU regional director Bob Forster said local farmers were keen to encourage a better understanding of farming. "The children will be expected to identify as many breeds of animals as they can at the show, and write about how the weather affects three species of animals," he said.

Prizes include £200 for the winning school and family tickets for next years show. &#42