Joining the East of England Agricultural Society has never been easier, in 2017 you can pay for your Membership to the East of England Agricultural Society online!
Membership: A Brief Overview
There are several options for society membership
- Young Adult (24 and Under)
- Individual Life
- Joint Life
- Corporate click here to find out the benefits of corporate membership
By becoming a Member of the East of England Agricultural Society, you will enjoy a number of benefits including Free entry to many of our events alongside helping us support our charitable objectives.
Who We Are
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.
First established on January 10, 1797, Peterborough Agricultural Society — as it was called back then, was set up at a critical time in terms of history. During this period the ‘Industrial Revolution’ was in full swing, which sought to transform rural and agricultural processes to a more urbanised approach.
As a registered charity the Society has as its focus the promotion and support of agriculture and rural life. Based at Alwalton, Peterborough the Agricultural Society site is rich in history staging agricultural and county shows since moving here in 1966.
The Society’s commercial business Peterborough Arena is also situated at the East of England Showground. All profits made at the venue are donated back to the Society and used to support agriculture, farming and rural life.
What We Do
The Society has a full programme of activities catering to the city’s urban and rural populations. Knowledge exchange is an important part of what we do — sharing the story of how food is produced and its importance to daily life and the economy.
Over the years we have built great relationships with other agricultural organisations to develop collaborative opportunities, to enhance the knowledge of our members and raise awareness of food and farming in the region.
All of this is delivered with the aid of a membership which covers farmers through to children. Anyone interested in supporting the Society’s objectives is welcome to become a member and get involved.
Our Kids Country programme, targeted at primary school children, helps explain where our food comes from and how it is produced. The hands-on activities delivered in a fun and friendly way take place throughout the year.
Recognising our responsibilities to those in the developing world, the Marshal Papworth Trust supports students to come to the UK to enhance their agricultural and horticultural skills enabling them to return to their communities to improve their self-sufficiency and lives.
For young professionals in the Agri-food industry our Cultiv8 group within the membership brings people together from all aspects of the industry.
Based at the Showground, Cultiv8 aims to create networks of positive minded people to share ideas and knowledge for their own benefit and that of the wider industry.
The Society Organises and Supports:
- Agricultural competitions
- East of England Farming Conference
- Livestock shows and technical events
- Awards for long service in the farming industry
- Local Young Farmers Clubs and other rural youth organisations
- Peterborough and Bedfordshire dinners
If you have any questions about membership to the East of England Agricultural Society please contact us on 01733 234451 or membership@EastofEngland.org.uk