New President announced for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society 23 Jan
The LAS was formed in 1869, and as a charitable organisation, its objectives are to promote and support education, food and farming within the local community. Most well-known for organising the popular Lincolnshire Show, the Society have significantly grown their events calendar since purchasing the land which has become the Lincolnshire Showground over fifty years ago.
After attending Bircham Newton in Norfolk on a one-year residential course in construction, Christopher joined Simons of Lincoln where he worked for five years. He then began working with his father in the house building company, Hugh Bourn Homes, building new homes across Lincolnshire. After being managing director for twenty years, the company was sold in 2006, with Christopher now focusing on their farming business.
On being elected, Christopher said " I feel very privileged to be President of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society for 2020, and also happy to be continuing the family association as my father was President in 2010.
The Lincolnshire Show must be one of the best true agricultural county shows in the country. It enables the best in the county to showcase their outstanding products and produce, which goes to make Lincolnshire such a great prime agricultural place to live and work.
The refurbishment of the exhibition hall this year is a very important step forward for the Society, allowing even more opportunities for schools and children to take part in educational activities that they so enjoy. This is something that my wife Sally and I witnessed last year at the Schools' Challenge presentations. It's so important to the future of agriculture in Lincolnshire and beyond.
I am looking forward to my time as President and an enjoyable and successful show in June."