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Marshal Papworth Trust Celebrates 100th Student

At 6.45 am Saturday 27 April the first students began to arrive at the airport, a student onboard the flight from Malawi became Marshal Papworth Trust’s 100th scholar.  The trust celebrated with a barbeque and cake with the students who made up 107 Marshal Papworth Trust scholars to date. Following the success of the short […]

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Kids Country Launches Make a Minty Competition

    Download the Minty Face and for further information: Make a Minty Challenge Minty is the name given to the happy sheep with a starring role on the Kids Country logo. Schools attending the Food and Farming Day on 5th July are being challenged to bring along a life size Minty made by the […]

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East of England Agricultural Society appoints new Chairman

At their AGM on the 19th March the East of England Agricultural Society elected Mr Andrew Riddington as their new chairman.  Mr Andrew Riddington thanked outgoing Chairman Andrew Sharpley for seeing through a period of significant change during his three year term of office. Mr Sharpley welcomed the appointment of Andrew Riddington as the incoming […]

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Kids Country volunteers and supporters deliver resounding success

13th March saw the first part of the Kids Country potato story as part of the Grow your own potato day here at the Showground. Over 400 children had a fun time planting their seed potatoes and watching a dramatic re enactment of yesteryear before learning about nutrition and the history of the humble potato. […]

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Celebrity Status

Many members will have seen the advertising campaign in national newspapers run by Morrisons and in which our very own Council Member and Director Charles Horrell took a starring role. Morrisons were promoting their commitment to supplying 100% British sourced meat and acknowledged that it was people like Charles who were the farmers they knew […]

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Volunteers needed…

The Society is running a campaign to attract new volunteers. With a packed programme of agriculturaland educational events, we rely upon volunteers from members and their friends at becoming involved to ensure the successful delivery. We are working hard to ensure that our volunteering programme is fun and rewarding for all those involved. If this is […]

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Funky Chunky Chicken Soup

Bythams Primary were the winners of the first Kids Country “Country Soup Challenge”. A number of short-listed schools visited the Showground’s professional kitchens where our chefs helped the children produce soup designed by them. The three finalists had their soups on sale at the Smithfield Festival and the most popular soup won a team trophy […]

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Lambing Sunday

This year Lambing Sunday will be held on the 10th March. The Society will be helping out at the event run by Council Member Nigel Rome at Manor Farm, Morborne, Peterborough PE7 3TG. Members are invited to go down to the event along with their families and enjoy a great day on the farm.

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CropTech’s first outing

The company behind the LAMMA event has devised an entirely new conference for the agri sector. CropTech will be launched at the Showground at the end of October 2013 and is aimed at the high tech end of farming. It will attract huge interest and we are delighted that the organisers have confidently decided that […]

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East of England Showground chosen as the new home for UK’s leading farming event

LAMMA, the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show, is moving to the East of England Showground in 2014. Owners of the prestigious event that attracts over 40,000 farmers and suppliers from across Europe say they have taken the decision to move the annual event to Peterborough because the venue provides extra space and […]

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The best thing about the Kids Country Food and Farming Day for me is sharing knowledge that I was given as a young kid to so many others, teaching them about potatoes - how they grow, how long it takes - it is great to see them taking it all in.

Jim Lee
Field Manager
Albert Bartlett and Sons

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