An online agricultural event will launch in May to fill a hole left by the cancellation of dozens of farming shows and events due to the coronavirus.
In a bid to offer something to British people locked-down, 'The Greatest Online Agricultural Show' will commence on 2 May.
It aims to offer an online event with classes, entertainment, prizes and even a 'virtual beer tent'.
Well this has all escalated quickly....— The Greatest Online Agricultural Show! (@OnlineAgShow) March 20, 2020
Planning is already underway for the first annual online agricultural show on Saturday 2nd May 2020
It promises to be a shambles but a bit of fun for all the family from all backgrounds. I hope you will join us!
Speaking on Twitter, the Greatest Online Agricultural Show said: "The objective is to have a bit of fun while the country remains on lockdown and while do many shows are cancelled.
"We can showcase our industry and provide a bit of cash to worthy causes."
The show's organiser, David Hill, is now asking for donations. Traders can pay £10 and have a 'stand' at the event, which will be a link on the event's website.
Any companies/traders who want to get involved; for a nominal £10 (or however much you fancy) you will get a "pitch". Just donate at the link below and add your Twitter handle. We'll give you a pitch on the web-site (linked to your website) and some Twitter love. https://t.co/GA67vPF9Fp— The Greatest Online Agricultural Show! (@OnlineAgShow) March 21, 2020