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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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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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

Breakfast with Kids Country helps children learn about food and farming

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Kids Country, an education programme for children from across the East of England and managed by the East of England Agricultural Society, visited: The Bellbird Primary, Cambridge; Hampton Primary School,…

Apples amaze Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire school children

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Apples amaze Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire school children Over 200 school children aged 5-11 learnt all about apples with Kids Country in October, with children engaged across a range of sessions…

New £30k scholarship fund to nurture industry talent

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People looking to grow their careers in agriculture, food, farming and rural affairs can tap into a brand new fund that has just been launched.   The East of England…

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