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Help Available for Flood Victims

Help Available for Flood Victims

The Prime Minister has unveiled a new £10 million business support scheme to help flood affected businesses get back on their feet. The scheme includes: A new Business Support Scheme Extra time for businesses to file accounts without any penalties A Government Business Support Helpline Click on the links below for more information. UK floods: £10 …

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Somerset Flood Relief

Somerset Flood Relief

East of England Agricultural Society   Press Release 17th February 2014   The East of England Agricultural Society has wholeheartedly agreed to make a cash donation to the farming charity, Addington Fund.  The decision made at the recent Society council meeting will see funds go to this worthwhile cause to support their work in the …

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Our next event is 25th Jan – we would love your support! We rely on volunteer support to deliver our Kids Country programme. Some volunteers can only give time outside of working hours and some can only attend once or twice a year but we still appreciate it. Some have relevant skills and knowledge to …

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2013/14 Marshal Papworth MSc Students Day Trip and Dinner

2013/14 Marshal Papworth MSc Students Day Trip and Dinner

On Tuesday 10 December, the Marshal Papworth Trust held the first networking meeting for the new 2013/14 cohort of MSc students and committee members. Earlier in the day a trip was organised to demonstrate two different food and farming journeys. The first being a ‘field to fork’ story demonstrated by Lincolnshire Field Products and the …

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Local Schools Gain Perspective of a Professional Agricultural Event

Local Schools Gain Perspective of a Professional Agricultural Event

Press Release: 10/12/2013 Kids Country presented ‘A Child’s Perspective of a Professional Agricultural Event’ at the Showground in conjunction with the East of England Smithfield Festival, 5 & 6 December 2013.  Girls and boys from local schools were directed around special discovery zones dedicated to a particular livestock theme which were hosted by food, farming …

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Excitement Builds For This Year’s East of England Smithfield Festival

Excitement Builds For This Year’s East of England Smithfield Festival

Press release: 25 November 2013 Final preparations are in hand for this year’s leading primestock event , the East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th December. This premier livestock show has again attracted a bumper entry of livestock from across the country, and includes what is undoubtedly one of …

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Food for thought in Peterborough

Food for thought in Peterborough

On Wednesday 20th November the WI Great Food Debate comes to Peterborough. The event features a panel of experts including Quentin Clark, Waitrose’s head of sustainability and ethical sourcing; Ruth Bond former chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) who launched the great food debate campaign in 2012; and BBC Farmer of the …

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The Crown Estate supports Kids Country Education Programme

The Crown Estate supports Kids Country Education Programme

  The Crown Estate has pledged £500 to the East of England Agricultural Society’s Kids Country Education Programme.   The money will allow over 200 pupils from schools neighbouring The Crown Estate’s Holmewood Estate near Peterborough to travel to the East of England Smithfield Festival on December 5th and 6th 2013 to learn about food, farming …

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A fruitful day for children at the Autumn Show

A fruitful day for children at the Autumn Show

The Kids Country area was teeming with parents and children who took their interesting ideas and armed themselves with cocktail sticks to craft them into fruit and vegetable masterpieces. The Veg Art Competition was full of wonderful entries and most charming of all were the bugs, birds of prey and a tortoise which subsequently won …

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