Christine Adams has recently been elected as the 36th President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS). Having joined the Society in 1994, Christine has served on Council for 26 years from 1996, having first been elected as a member of the works committee, and then moving to become a member and chairman of both the horticulture and catering committees.
Christine who lives in Macosquin has a great interest in the Women’s Institute of Northern Ireland having been a member of Macosquin WI for 58 years. She was elected to the WI Executive and served on the Balmoral sub-committee for 9 years and then Chairman of the committee for 6 of those years.
The Adams family have been longstanding supporters of the RUAS and Edwin, her husband and retired farmer, is a Vice President of the Society. The family farm is now managed by Christine and Edwin’s son, John and his family.
Speaking about her appointment Christine commented “I am very humbled and honoured to be elected as President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society. Being elected within this role, it provides me with the perfect opportunity to promote women in the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland and I will endeavour to fulfil this position to the best of my ability.”
Christine’s first engagement as President of the RUAS will be the Balmoral show running from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May 2022 at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.