The Royal Cheshire County Show and Cheshire Agricultural Society are delighted to announce Mr Vic Croxson DL MBA FRAgS as the 2016 Show President.
Mr Croxson’s extensive involvement both directly with the Cheshire Show and wider Cheshire community made him an extremely worthwhile recipient of the honorary role, said Royal Cheshire County Show chairman Tony Garnett, DL ARAgS.
“We felt Mr Croxson was the ideal person for this role which he will hold for one year,” Mr Garnett said.
“This honorary role is quite prestigious as during the Show, Mr Croxson will be required to meet and greet visitors, traders and sponsors as well as host the President’s Lunch on the first day.
“Various people attend the lunch including county councillors, volunteers, Principal Partners, sponsors, committee members and the Royal Cheshire County Show Patroness who this year is Mrs Michelle Briggs, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Mr David Briggs.”
Mr Croxson was the Principal of Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire between 1987 and 2004 following 20 years as a lecturer in Animal Husbandry, Head of Agriculture and Vice Principal of agricultural colleges in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
An Honorary Life Vice President of the Cheshire Agricultural Society and recipient of the coveted Westbrook Award of Merit in 2006, he has served as the society’s Vice-Chairman, as a member of the Directors Committee, and is still a member of Council.
Since retirement from Reaseheath College, he has been a self-employed consultant.
Mr Croxson is a Deputy Lieutenant in the Cheshire Lieutenancy, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Educators, a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies, Trustee of The Farmers Club Charitable Trust and Chair of The Organic Farmers & Growers Certification Committee.
Of his appointment as Royal Cheshire County Show President, Mr Croxson said: “It is a tremendous honour and a very real privilege to be the first President of the Royal Cheshire County Show.
“In that capacity, I look forward to visiting as many of the Show’s attractions as time permits to acknowledge the vital contribution of exhibitors, competitors, trade stand holders and visitors who together give the Show such relevance and vibrancy.”
The next Royal Cheshire County Show will take place on June 21-22 at Tabley Showground, near Knutsford.