The state of agriculture and the future of farming after Brexit will be discussed at this weekend's Dorset County Show.

Minette Batters, President of the NFU, will attend the show at Dorchester Showground and will offer an interactive Q&A session.

She will attend the show on Saturday, September 7 and will visit the show's different areas including the livestock section and The Fabulous Food & Farming education area (a section that offers displays to teach children about agriculture).

Minette will also host a 'meet and greet' event for members of the NFU and a private reception that is only open to members of Dorset Agricultural Society and Dorset NFU at 4pm.

There will also be the interactive Q&A event with the NFU President, in which topics and issues such as the effects of Brexit on the agricultural sector and how links with Europe can be maintained.

A spokesman for the NFU said: "We’re looking forward to welcoming Minette to Dorset on the Saturday of the show, especially at this critical time for farming with Brexit drawing ever closer. She will be touring the showground and in the afternoon will be speaking to more than 150 farmers at a reception organised by the NFU and Dorset County Show, and kindly sponsored by Savills."

Will Hyde, Secretary of the Dorset County Show, said: "Agriculture is still very much at the core of the Show and we are pleased to be able to facilitate this opportunity for senior agriculture leaders and rural professionals. We are looking forward to hearing the discussion that comes from the session and hope it provides other farmers with the opportunity to gain insight and have their questions answered."

The Dorset County Show - which is organised by the Dorset Agricultural Society - will take place over the weekend of Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 this year.

A spokesman for the show said it attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year. It offers a range of stalls and displays from food producers, arts and crafts and other goods.

There will be competitions in categories including livestock and farm produce as well as show jumping.

This year's show will also feature a performance from ex-world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth, who will perform live stunts in the main ring.

The show will also offer attendees food and drink from regional producers, and there will also be plenty of children's entertainment including bouncy castles and traditional funfair activities.

To find out more information and to book tickets for the show, visit or call 01305 264249.