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Honours well spread in youth competitions at East of England Smithfield Festival

Youngsters from across the UK took the top honours in a brace of competitions for young people at last week’s East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough, with winners from England, Scotland and Wales collecting the top tickets. The Young Stockperson of the year finals saw a duo of English winners in the younger age catergory […]

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Martin Jenkins Farming triumphs as Supreme Champion in Farm Business Awards

    Martin Jenkins Farming was crowned this year’s Supreme Champion at the Peterborough Dinner on 20th November; the judges were greatly impressed particularly by Mr. Jenkins’ grain plant and storage. After much deliberation, Mr. Jenkins, from Boxworth in Cambridge, was nominated Supreme Champion by the Farm Business Awards Committee, chaired by Robert Barnes, with […]

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Tesco comes on board with East of England Kids Country Event

The East of England Agricultural Society and The Tesco Eat Happy Project today announced an exciting two year sponsorship deal for the hugely successful Kids Country Food and Farming Day. The Tesco sponsorship will provide both financial support and local resource to make the events for 2015 and 2016 the most exciting and engaging yet. […]

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Our Autumn Newsletter Is Ready To Read

Our Autumn Newsletter is complete and ready to read online. To open the magazine to full size, please click on the link above titled, “Open Publication”. Alternatively, if you would like a hard copy of the newsletter, please feel free to send a request with your address to info@eastofengland.org.uk. We recognise that as a society […]

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Over 53,000 acres judged in just 1 week!!

Judging over 53,000 acres of farmland in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire for The East of England Agricultural Society’s annual Farm Business Awards was achieved in just one week by 14 judges. Besides first class farming, prizes were awarded for enterprises as diverse as wedding venues and solar energy farms. Sponsored by Camgrain & Openfield, […]

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Asda and Barclays lend support for Kids Country Food and Farming Day

Asda and Barclays lend support for Kids Country Food and Farming Day This year’s Kids Country Food and Farming Day, at the Peterborough Showground, on Friday 11th July 2014, is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Now in its second year, the event organised by The East of England Agricultural Society, has […]

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Invitation to the 2014 Festival of Hunting – 16th July 2014

Society members are invited to this year’s Festival of Hunting which takes place on Wednesday 16th July and very much hope that you will be able to visit the show which promises to be a wonderful day out for you and your family. The Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show is regarded as the most prestigious Hound […]

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Nearly 6,000 children participate in Food and Farming Day 2014

  Following the success of the inaugural event last year, The East of England Agricultural Society is expecting over 5,700 children from schools across the region to attend its second annual Kids Country Food and Farming Day, at the Peterborough Showground, on 11th July 2014. The Kids Country Education Programme and Food and Farming Day […]

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Harvesting success for children at Kids Country event

Over 400 local school children recently returned to the East of England Showground, for a dedicated Kids Country event, to harvest an abundance of potatoes and beetroot that they had planted earlier on in the year.  Following from the successful crop planting day, that the showground hosted in March, the children aged from 7 to […]

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Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Barn and Maze at East of England Showground

The KIDS COUNTRY team are moving on with development of a rural education area at the East of England Showground with support from Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and Central England Co-operative. In January arguably the biggest willow maze in the country was planted as part of the Forest for Peterborough scheme and in collaboration with […]

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