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Agricultural Society seeks organiser for long and meaningful relationship!

Agricultural Society seeks organiser for long and meaningful relationship!

The East of England Agricultural Society, the charity and owner of the East of England Arena and Events Centre, has launched its campaign to find an organiser and partner for a high tech agricultural equipment show to be held at the venue.

William Haire, agricultural development manager at the East of England Agricultural Society, explained, “We have one of the most versatile event spaces in the country with 9000m2 of covered space and 250 acres outdoors, located at the heart of one of the UK’s most important food producing areas. Close to some of Britain’s leading universities, the venue is surrounded by food and farming businesses and has received over £1m in investment. We are perfectly placed to host a show focusing on the broad aspect of farm technology that is vital to successful modern agriculture. The Society is committed to promoting world-class agricultural practices and we believe that our venue and region should have a show that supports and promotes this view.”

“The Society has committed to this being a true partnership, we will provide the venue space and facilities as our part of the arrangement, leaving the organiser to focus on creating and marketing the show. Of course, we will be happy to lend our considerable experience in hosting agricultural shows to the venture, as and when required.” added Haire.

The East of England Agricultural Society was formed in 1970 by a merger of agricultural societies that trace their history back to the 18th century. It has an active programme of knowledge exchange among farmers and others engaged in the technical side of the agri sector.

“We have produced an event prospectus to help any interested organisers understand what we have to offer and how the partnership would be structured, it can be downloaded from our website. ” concluded Haire.

Prospectus download here

The Skills Service Careers Show- Mission Possible

The Skills Service Careers Show- Mission Possible

The East of England Agricultural Society is proud to be supporting the Agri-Food section of Mission Possible, a careers event run by The Skills Service at the East of England Showground.

The event is the biggest skills and careers event in the East of England, targeted at 14-24 year olds with the aim of showcasing the wide variety of businesses, sectors and opportunities available, both locally and beyond.

The East of England plays a large and integral part in British agriculture and food production. Defra’s 2015 figures show that 40 698 people were employed on farms in the region, and 2017 figures from the NFU state that 476 000 people are employed on farms across the country. These figures don’t even include those that work in the allied industries.

This event allows us to inspire the next generation at the age where they are deciding what their next steps in life could be. Whether it is selecting university courses, apprenticeships, further education courses, or developing interests outside of education, all it could take to get them onto the path of agriculture and food production could be showing the full extent of the industry in a positive and enthusiastic light at this event!

Trade stand price varies depending on the size and requirements of each company, as a guide a 3mx3m trade stand with shell scheme, electric, spotlights, table, chairs and Wi-Fi is £300 + VAT

To get involved, or for more information visit www.theskillsservice.co.uk/mission-possible/

Shuttleworth Lecture- Sir Peter Kendall

Shuttleworth Lecture- Sir Peter Kendall

We are delighted to be welcoming Sir Peter Kendall as guest speaker for this years Shuttleworth Lecture, the event is free to attend and open to all. To book your place email Ruth at RTrolove@EastofEngland.org.uk or call 01733 234451

Funeral Details Mr Roy Bird MBE

Funeral Details Mr Roy Bird MBE

Following the sad news that Mr Roy Bird MBE passed away last week, please see the details of his funeral below.

15th February 2018 @ 11am

The service is to be held at Peterborough Cathedral

Followed by a celebration of Roy’s Life at the East of England Showground.

Entries now open for Royal Handwriting Awards

Entries now open for Royal Handwriting Awards

News release

January 2018

Entries now open for Royal Handwriting Awards

The East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother’s Handwriting Awards are now open for entries.

The handwriting competition supported by Cross Pens invites children of school age living or attending schools within the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Peterborough.

Four classes are made up from entries of Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and plus a special class which considers the special needs of the pupils. When selecting the winning entries the judges look in detail for correct copying of the poem, the formation of letters and words, correct positioning of punctuation and the overall presentation.

“We are excited to be able to offer this prestigious competition to the schools in our region and feel it is extremely important to be able to reward the children and schools for their hard work” says Gemma Killingworth, coordinator of the awards.

Schools are asked to read and follow the competition schedule and send entries back to the East of England Agricultural Society no later than 12noon on Monday 4th June 2018.

Judging will then be carried out by a panel of judges from the participating Counties with results announced at the end of June.

For more information about the competition and to download the schedule please visit the website www.eastofengland,org,uk or contact Gemma Killingworth reception@eastofengland.org.uk or call 01733 234451.

 

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Note to editors

The East of England Agricultural Society has been at the forefront of championing agriculture and livestock for three centuries. With a rich history that dates back to 1797, the merger of five local agricultural Societies in 1970 saw the creation of the East of England Agricultural Society that we know today.

For further press information please contact Kerry Buttriss on 01733 234451 or email Kbuttriss@eastofengland.org.uk

Mr Roy Bird MBE

Mr Roy Bird MBE

The Society was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Roy Bird MBE.

Roy’s connection with the Society spans decades, firstly as its Secretary and latterly as a very involved Honorary Life Vice President not to mention his commitment and links to all things agricultural.

Our thoughts are with his wife Norma.

Funeral arrangements will be posted when known.

Pictured Roy Bird (L) with Prince Phillip
LAMMA & Members Parking

LAMMA & Members Parking

Please note: The forward parking for Members at LAMMA next week is now fully booked.

Those that have booked already will be sent a pass in the post. Please enter through the Alwalton Gate (next to the harvester pub) and place the pass so it is visible to security in your windscreen.

The Society will be sharing a stand with the East of England Arena in Hall 7, stand 721 and we will also be in the Marketing Suite with hot drinks and biscuits. We hope you can find the time to pop in and see us.

LAMMA takes place on the 17th & 18th January at the East of England Showground, for more information please visit www.lammashow.com

Upcoming Events

May
26
Sat
9:00 am Northamptonshire Young Farmers R... @ Ashby Furze Farm
Northamptonshire Young Farmers R... @ Ashby Furze Farm
May 26 @ 9:00 am
The East of England Agricultural Society is proud to sponsor the Northamptonshire Young Farmers Rally, hosted by Grendon YFC. For more information about Northampton Young Farmers, click here
Jun
3
Sun
all-day Cambridgeshire County Show @ Wimpole Home Farm
Cambridgeshire County Show @ Wimpole Home Farm
Jun 3 all-day
The East of England Agricultural Society is pleased to sponsor the Cambridgeshire County Show incorporating the Cambridgeshire Young Farmers Rally. For more information about Cambridgeshire Young Farmers, please click here