Promoting Agriculture
and Rural Life in the
East of England

Who are we?

The East of England Agricultural Society has a rich history dating back to 1797. The core goals of the Society are much the same now as they were at its inception, with the focus centred around promoting agriculture and rural life in the East of England.

The Society is currently based at the East of England Showground in Peterborough and from here runs a full programme of activities that cater to the area’s urban and rural populations.

As a registered charity with a focus on education, we are passionate about promoting and supporting all things food, farming and the countryside within the UK and our catchment areas of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

At the heart of the organisation is a membership which is open to all. This helps support the Society’s charitable objectives alongside the wider agricultural industry and rural way of life. In return, members are entitled to many benefits such as discounted event entry, volunteer opportunities and bursary applications.

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Our Initiatives

button to Cultiv8 page

Cultiv8 is our networking group for people working in and around agriculture and horticulture, creating opportunities for knowledge exchange, socialising and building working relationships.

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Button to kids country page

Kids Country is our education programme for children in Key Stages 1 & 2. The programme delivers exceptional, hands-on interactive learning experiences for children, based around food, farming and the countryside.

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Button to marshal papworth page

Managed by the East of England Agricultural Society, the Marshal Papworth fund provides scholarships for people in developing countries to come over to England and partake in agricultural and horticultural courses.

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Latest News

Cultiv8 Wine & Cheese Evening

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On Wednesday 29 June, we headed out for our second Cultiv8 visit of the month for a Wine and Cheese evening at The Rutland Vineyard. If you don’t know much…

The return of the Society’s Farm Walk

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On Friday 24 June, we were warmly welcomed back to Shuttleworth in Bedfordshire for the Society’s next instalment of our ‘Shuttleworth Series’. The series kicked off back in March with…

Fascinating Cultiv8 Tour of Mee Blueberries

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On Tuesday 7 June, we held our first Cultiv8 tour of the year visiting Mee Blueberries based in Nassington, just outside of Peterborough. Since acquiring Lyveden Farm in 1994, the…

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