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

The Scholars Programme has been designed to inspire and nurture future leaders within the sector, by awarding funds to members looking to strengthen their knowledge and skills, through attendance at key events and courses both in the UK and overseas

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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

Event- Althorp Estate Farm Walk

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We are delighted to be reintroducing a Farm Walk to the Society Calendar. We kick things off over in Northamptonshire at Althorp Estate. The Spencer family have been farming at…

EEAS Funding Helps Inspire Farmer Time Initiative

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The East of England Agricultural Society funded local farmer and Society member, Tom Martin to attend to the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) Conference, hosted in Singapore in…

Meet our first successful Scholars Programme Applicants!

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The East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce the launch of the East of England Agricultural Society Scholars Programme, with grants of up to £2,000 per successful applicant…

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