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

Farm Walk tickets now available!

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Join us as we return to Shuttleworth for the next chapter in our ‘Shuttleworth Series’ on 24 June. It will be the Society’s first farm walk since 2019 and we…

2022 AGM & Council Meeting

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The AGM and Council meeting of the East of England Agricultural Society are being held on Thursday 9th June at 6 pm and 7 pm respectively.  Please refer to the…

‘The Carbon Conversation’ lived up to its name!

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On Thursday 31 March, ‘The Carbon Conversation’ kicked off the first event in our freshly updated series of events taking place at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire. For almost the last…

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