Discover Farming is an educational project organised and run by The Melplash Agricutural Society (registered charity number 1130201).  We are extremely grateful to all of the business and individuals who have already donated money and services to help us start the project.  In order to keep everything going we are very reliant on further donations and sponsorship and we very much hope you will consider supporting Discover Farming.  In return we can offer a number of benefits depending on the level of sponsorship.  Please click here to see what sponsorship packages we can offer.  Discover Farming sponsors will be promoted on both the Melplash Agricultural Society and Discover Farming websites.

Thank you to the following who have supported Discover Farming so far:

MVFMole Valley Farmers

Mole Valley Farmers was started in 1960 by a small group of farmers around South Molton who were concerned by the discriminatory practices and the large margins being taken by many of their input suppliers. From the outset it was decided to treat all members equally, subject only to quantity allowance and that the Company would operate on the minimum margin to allow continuity and growth.

MagnaMagna Housing Association

Helping people meet their housing needs and aspirations. See more at www.magnaha.org.uk

1044087_276093529182099_1610130774_nShearwell Data

Shearwell Data are experts in animal identification, both visual and electronic. Their specialty is EID technology – designing tags, tools and software that farmers can rely on.  Shearwell Data is located on a working farm on Exmoor, where they develop and test all their products under real-world conditions. They pride themselves on their knowledge of the agricultural industry, their fast, efficient service and competitive prices.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt

GTHGreenslade Taylor Hunt offers an extensive range of property services covering the residential and commercial markets, equestrian properties, farms and new homes in the South West.


Delamere Dairy

Delamere Dairy is a company based in Cheshire, which specialises in producing high quality, scrumptious dairy products including delicious Goats’, Cows’ and Soya products – cheeses, milk, yoghurt and butter.

bluemasterToplife Formula

Toplife make a range of delicious and natural pet milks, food and treats for Dogs, Puppies, Cats and Kittens. The range began with their yummy goats’ milk treat for dogs and was the brainchild of Roger Sutton, one of the founder’s of Delamere Dairy.

DCCDorset County Council

We are extremely grateful to Dorset County Council for their support towards our Discover Farming project.  In 2015 they very kindly donated a classroom to the Society which is now located at Washingpoolpool Farm just outside Bridport and will become an Educational Centre.

untitledPearce Seeds

Pearce Seeds are an independent agronomy and agricultural services company based in the South West. Pearce Seeds is part of the Pearce Group of Companies who supply farming and agricultural products and services to the South West: Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Hampshire & Gloucestershire.

buglers-logoFrancis Bugler Limited

The Francis Bugler (now more affectionately known as “Buglers”) family business was formed in 1851 when Robert Bugler began trading as a wheelwright in Beaminster.  Since then, the business has continued to serve the agricultural community and today, under the management of John Bugler (Managing Director) and Ralph Bugler (Chairman) has 3 branches, employing almost 40 people.  Francis Bugler Limited was appointed as a Ford Tractor Main Dealer and later became the New Holland dealer for the West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset.

British-Solar-RenewablesBritish Solar Renewables

British Solar Renewables builds, owns and operates a new generation of utility-scale renewable energy plants, all of which are constructed to the highest possible standards using locally sourced parts and labour wherever possible. We ensure that all of our assets are integrated wholly into the environment, respecting rural communities and industries whilst ensuring a positive means in which to meet future energy demands.