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Farm walk to highlight the potential for miscanthus

Farm walk to highlight the potential for miscanthus

When you’ve tried different cereal crops to combat establishment issues due to dry land and blackgrass resistance, without success, it’s reassuring to know there are profitable alternatives out there that conquer the problem. Arable and beef cattle farmer, and pub owner, Mark Richardson, has been growing miscanthus on some of his ‘problem land’ since 2012, …

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Children in East Anglia go against the grain when it comes to breakfast

Children in East Anglia go against the grain when it comes to breakfast

A survey of primary school children*, conducted by Kids Country, indicates children in East Anglia are bucking national trends and do, in fact, understand the importance of eating breakfast. Almost 100 per cent of the children questioned know that breakfast should be eaten every day. Children getting stuck in to pancake making In celebration of …

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Celebration of another successful year at the 2015 Peterborough dinner

Celebration of another successful year at the 2015 Peterborough dinner

Results of the East of England Agricultural Society Farm Business Awards were announced at the Peterborough dinner, held recently at the Society Showground. Almost 350 members, guests and friends were present at the dinner, to not only enjoy a meal prepared with top quality local produce, but to take part in the awards ceremony including …

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Thomas Bradshaw Cultiv8’s ideas at first group meeting

Thomas Bradshaw Cultiv8’s ideas at first group meeting

The inaugural meeting of the East of England Agricultural Society Cultiv8 group took place on the 16th of February, on the showground. Approximately 80 young professionals from all aspects of the Agri-food industry attended on the evening , traveling from as far afield as Doncaster, Colchester, Coalville and Southwold. William Haire from the East of …

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Yield Enhancement Network

Yield Enhancement Network

Why were yields high in 2015? Were you lucky? .. clever? .. or both?! How can yields be enhanced further in 2016 and 2017? Let’s find some answers! With the support of AHDB and the East of England Agricultural Society, the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) are pleased to announce that they will be holding a series …

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AHDB Professional Manager Development Scheme 2016/ 2017

AHDB Professional Manager Development Scheme 2016/ 2017

We have just received information about the  AHDB Professional Manager Development Scheme for 2016/ 2017 Applications are now open (closing date 15th February 2016) for the next professional managers development scheme, which starts in April. The scheme focusses on staff management and is ILM accredited at level 3 (subject to the participants completing the relevant work). …

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Children in East Anglia go against the grain when it comes to breakfast

Children in East Anglia go against the grain when it comes to breakfast

A survey of primary school children*, conducted by Kids Country, indicates children in East Anglia are bucking national trends and do, in fact, understand the importance of eating breakfast. Almost 100 per cent of the children questioned know that breakfast should be eaten every day. As part of National Breakfast Week, Kids Country, the education …

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Calling all Coach companies!

Calling all Coach companies!

Are you a coach /private bus company? If so, Kids Country needs you!   We are in need of transport for local school children on Friday 1st July, from their school, to Peterborough Arena. If you can help, please give Sandra a call now on 07764 628683 or email slauridsen@eastofengland.org.uk

Huge success for East of England Smithfield Festival 2015

Huge success for East of England Smithfield Festival 2015

This year’s East of England Smithfield Festival, which was held at the East of England Showground at Peterborough on 26-27 November 2015, proved to be a huge success after introducing a new format to the highly prestigious event. Smithfield Festival 2015 launched a new style of event, with an increased focus on innovations, technical advancements …

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