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Advances in growing brings salad to London tunnels

Advances in growing brings salad to London tunnels

The Agri-Tech East ‘Undercover Agents – New Technologies for Controlled Environment Production’ Pollinator event on 22 March 2016 at the Sainsbury Laboratory will include a discussion about this venture, together with talks on other exciting alternate growing and production techniques, including the use of LEDs and soilless growing towers. Sitting thirty-three meters underneath the busy …

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Shuttleworth Lecture- 21st March. REGISTER TODAY!

Shuttleworth Lecture- 21st March. REGISTER TODAY!

The Society is delighted to announce the re-launch of the Shuttleworth Lecture in 2016. Held in the Lecture Theater at Shuttleworth College, the highly respected event provides a great opportunity for everyone in the farming industry to get a unique and interesting opinion on a topical subject. The speaker for the 2016 lecture is Mr John Shropshire, chairman of …

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Bedfordshire YFC county show and rally

Bedfordshire YFC county show and rally

Bedfordshire Young Farmers is celebrating its 70th year this year with the 69th Annual Show and Rally being hosted by North Beds Young Farmers at Manor Farm, Green End, Pertenhall, Bedfordshire, MK44 2AZ, by kind permission of the Bates Family on Saturday 21st May 2016. This will be the 7th time the family have hosted the …

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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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Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Fri
all-day Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
The Winter Stock Festival (Formerly East of England Smithfield Festival), our premier Winter Primestock Show returns on the 1st and 2nd of December 2017.   Whats on? Trade stands, Product demonstrations, Seminars, Livestock & Lamb …

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Dec
14
Thu
all-day NAAC Contractors 2017 @ East of England Showground
NAAC Contractors 2017 @ East of England Showground
Dec 14 all-day
All UK contractors are urged to come along to Contractor 2017 on 14th December and join the only event focused entirely on agricultural contractors. Contractors may be ‘Farming’s Best Kept Secret’, but they must not be …

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