On Saturday 7th March we hosted a visit from the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators, who were holding their National AGM in the nearby market town of Buxton.
As farm administrators, they are often involved with farm diversification projects and were keen to see how our Accessible and Sustainable ideas fitted in with the working farm.
David explained how the diversification project had gone from being a business to support the farming activities, to being the main focus of the farm over the last 9 years. He also explained how he and Felicity had adapted as people over this time.
The visitors were impressed by the Boma 7 off-road wheelchair, and were given a demonstration of its capabilities. David explained how this amazing wheelchair makes such a difference to guests who would otherwise be unable to access the wonderful Peak District countryside.
David and Felicity later joined the group for a Gala dinner at The Palace Hotel, Buxton, where they were treated to tales from the Derbyshire hills by Lydia Slack - a very amusing selection of stories about growing up on a Peak District farm. This bought back memories of our Young Farmers days when one of the most talented speakers was one Peter Slack, father of Lydia, who has obviously passed on his talent to the next generation!
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