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A soup-er challenge heats up the East of England Showground this winter.

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NEWS RELEASE 26th November 2018 A soup-er challenge heats up the East of England Showground this winter Things are heating up for 4 schools through to the final of this…
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Peterborough Dinner Details Now Available

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Peterborough Dinner 2018 Date 15th November 2018 Time 7PM arrival to be seated at 7.30pm Venue The Cambridge Suite, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE (please use PE2 6HE…
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Benchmarking Sucess!

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Six members of Cultiv8 have embarked on the process of benchmarking their farm businesses with the help of the AHDB’s Teresa Meadows and Holly Howsam. Far from being the rather…
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RASC Conference Bursary 2018

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The East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to be offering the RASC conference Bursary again for the 2018 conference. This year the event is to take place in Edmonton,…
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Cultiv8 – What’s On In March?

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We have 2 core events for our members this month, a tour of Saxby’s Cider at Farndish and members are also invited to the Shuttleworth Lecture, with guest speaker Sir…
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Rasc Conference

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The biennial Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth conference takes place this year from the 31st of October to the 4th of November in Singapore. The title for this, the…
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Press Release

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Farm Business Awards Press Release 1/2/2016 The East of England Agricultural Society is pleased to announce that schedules for the 2016 Farm Business Awards are now available. The annual competition,…
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Schedules and Entry Forms released for Farm Business Awards

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Does your farm have what it takes to be crowned our Farm Business Awards 2015 Supreme Champion? Consider entering the Society’s Farm Business Awards sponsored by Openfield and Camgrain for…
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Free Entry to CropTec – A Great Offer For Our Members

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CropTec is a brand new arable farming event focused on helping farmers develop profitable and sustainable farming. It will be held at the East of England Showground on the 19th…
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Birds Go Wild

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East of England Agricultural Society invites Beaver and Cub groups to our ‘out of the classroom’ learning experience all about identifying our garden birds, building a bird box, making bird…
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Kids Country Grow Your Own Potatoes

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The East of England Showground was buzzing with the excitement of children getting muddy and planting vegetables at this year’s Grow Your Own Potatoes event. Over 350 children took part…
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Decision Makers, Ground Breakers and Risk Takers take centre stage at this year’s EoEFC

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NEWS RELEASE 14th August 2018 Decision Makers, Ground Breakers and Risk Takers take centre stage at this year’s EoEFC The East of England Farming Conference is excited to announce a…
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Be Bright, Stay Safe

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The East of England Agricultural Society is supporting UK Power Networks Be Bright, Stay Safe Campaign. Please take the time to have a read through the Look out, Look up…
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Kids Country Food & Farming Day video!

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What a fantastic day! 5000 children on site to learn about all things food, farming and the countryside. Take a look at our video to find out more about what…
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 Agricultural graduates set to change lives through sustainable farming

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 Agricultural graduates set to change lives through sustainable farming  Fifteen graduates from the Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship programme are heading home at the end of their studies in the UK,…
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Food and Farming Day gets ready to celebrate arrival of VIP guest

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The East of England Agricultural Society’s Food and Farming Day (29 June) is set to celebrate the arrival of the 35,000th child to have taken part in its Kids Country…
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Agri industry needs to do more for school leavers

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Despite the much publicised need for more people and a wealth of exciting opportunities for young people thinking of a career in the agricultural industry, food and farming still has…
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FaceTime a Farmer Founder Lands Top Job at EoEFC

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A new chairman has been appointed for the East of England Farming Conference. Local farmer and founder of FaceTime a Farmer, Tom Martin, was confirmed in post by outgoing chairman,…
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East of England Agricultural Society backs new Soil Health Initiative

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Exciting developments are underway for Soil Health in the UK and the East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to be working and supporting this new initiative launched today at…
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Sign up for Cultiv8 trip to Norfolk!

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Booking Form Cultiv8 are crossing the Eastern border into Norfolk on the 20th June. Join us for a tour of the new innovative dairy unit at Houghton Hall, run by…
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Farms Competition Update

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It is with great disappointment that the East of England Agricultural Society have made the decision to cancel the Farms Competition section of the Farm and Rural Business Awards for…

Bursary announced for members to attend RASC conference in Canada

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The East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce the opening of the RASC conference bursary applications. This year the East of England Agricultural Society has openings for two…

Agricultural Society seeks organiser for long and meaningful relationship!

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The East of England Agricultural Society, the charity and owner of the East of England Arena and Events Centre, has launched its campaign to find an organiser and partner for…

Interview with Sir Peter Kendall- Video

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The East of England Agricultural Society had the chance to interview Peter Kendall before his stint as guest speaker at the 2018 Shuttleworth Lecture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-cqyAm-eA

Annual lecture gives food for thought whilst feeding Britain

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Hot debate grabbed the attention of the guests at last night’s East of England Shuttleworth Lecture when well known and respected guest speaker Sir Peter Kendall took to the mic.…
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Cultiv8 Visit- I am a Cider Drinker…

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Written by Claire Wirght, Cultiv8 Member One of the best bits about being a member of Cultiv8 is the chance to get out and about to visit inspiring rural businesses.…
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The Skills Service Careers Show- Mission Possible

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The East of England Agricultural Society is proud to be supporting the Agri-Food section of Mission Possible, a careers event run by The Skills Service at the East of England…

Shuttleworth Lecture- Sir Peter Kendall

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We are delighted to be welcoming Sir Peter Kendall as guest speaker for this years Shuttleworth Lecture, the event is free to attend and open to all. To book your…

A Final Farewell to Roy Bird MBE

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Eulogy to Roy Bird

Save the Date- East of England Farming Conference

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  Get the 1st November in your diary for the 2018 East of England Farming Conference! Take a look at our highlights video from the 2017 Farming Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpfImvNRaGo&t=14s

Funeral Details Mr Roy Bird MBE

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Following the sad news that Mr Roy Bird MBE passed away last week, please see the details of his funeral below. 15th February 2018 @ 11am The service is to…

Entries now open for Royal Handwriting Awards

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News release January 2018 Entries now open for Royal Handwriting Awards The East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother’s Handwriting…

Mr Roy Bird MBE

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The Society was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Roy Bird MBE. Roy’s connection with the Society spans decades, firstly as its Secretary and latterly as a…

Cultiv8- A Year in Review

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Cultiv8 managed to squeeze a lot into 2017, here is a recap of what we got up to throughout the year. We kicked off the year with the Inaugural Cultiv8…

LAMMA & Members Parking

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Please note: The forward parking for Members at LAMMA next week is now fully booked. Those that have booked already will be sent a pass in the post. Please enter…

Book Tickets for Cultiv8 Film & Fizz Ball

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To book your tickets for the 2018 Cultiv8 ball CLICK HERE This event is not just restricted to Cultiv8 members, all are welcome to attend.
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Red Tractor and BASIS add to East of England Conference

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PRESS RELEASE     18th October 2017  Red Tractor and BASIS add to East of England Conference Andrew Blenkiron, vice-chairman of Red Tractor, is the latest speaker to be added to…

October- A busy month for Cultiv8

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As well as the events mentioned above, we are also offering a place for one Cultiv8 member to attend the Oxford Farming Conference. While on the subject of conferences, the…

Farming Conference Speaker- Peter Melchett

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  Our second confirmed East of England Farming Conference Speaker is Peter Melchett, Organic farmer and Policy Director of the Soil Association. Peter Melchett has been Policy Director of the…

Winter Stock Festival Schedule Released Online

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Entries are now open as the Winter Stock Festival schedules are released online! Visit www.winterstockfestival.co.uk/exhibitors to take a look at the Schedule and download the entry forms. Hard copies will arrive back…

Farming Conference Speaker- Minette Batters

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We are pleased to announce Minette Batters as a speaker at the East of England Farming Conference on the 2nd November. Minette will be speaking in Section 1: Science People…

Open Baking Competition at the Autumn Show

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With the return of the Great British Bake off to our television screens this evening, we hope you will be feeling inspired to enter the WI Open Baking Competition that…
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Food & Farming Day Video

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Have a look at our video summarising the 2017 Food & Farming Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nib6kxiNug&feature=youtu.be
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Winter Stock Festival to Celebrate its Tenth Year

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2nd August 2017 Returning for its tenth year, the 2017 East of England Winter Stock Festival will take place on a new date of Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December.…
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Don’t miss out on the BEST Farming Conference in the East of England

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PRESS RELEASE 7th August 2017 Grow or Go! Farmers to get 2020 vision at East of England Conference Options for farmers to future proof and grow their businesses will be…
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Festival of Hunting Press Release

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THE PETERBOROUGH Festival of Hunting WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY, EAST OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND, PETERBOROUGH On Wednesday 19th July an enthusiastic crowd of over 7500 hunting and countryside supporters attended The Festival…

Equifest 2017

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Equifest 9th-13th August Equifest celebrates its 10th year in 2017.  The show has grown over the last 10 years and now over 10 000 riders and visitors from across the…
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Free Entry for Members!

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Just Dogs Live- 7th, 8th & 9th July Festival of Hunting- 19th July Free entry to the above events for members with a valid East of England Agricultural Society Membership…
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7000 Children Visit Kids Country Food & Farming Day

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   Date: 23 June 2017                                                   …

Online Membership & Tickets

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Due to updates that are to be made to our membership system, Showbiz. We are having to take down our online membership and ticketing system on the 30/6/2017. Showbiz are…
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Cultiv8 Guest Blog: Cultiv8 visit to Johnsons of Old Hurst by Claire Wright

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Having been raised on a childhood diet of Crocodile Dundee films I snapped at the chance to visit a crocodile farm for the May Cultiv8 meeting. Unfortunately my vision of…

Northamptonshire Wine and Cheese Evening

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You are cordially invited to join us for the annual Northamptonshire Wine and Cheese evening Friday 16th June from 7pm The Loft Bar, Moulton College Tickets are £10 and can by purchased…
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EoE Smithfield Festival Features on BBC1

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  Follow Exhibitor J P Harrison on his journey from Tollerton, N. Yorkshire down to last years East of England Smithfield Festival to compete with his South Devon's in the…

Win 2 tickets to see John Bishop!

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WIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE JOHN BISHOP! We are holding a competition to allow one lucky winner the chance to win two tickets to see the comedian John Bishop, on…
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Cultiv8 Join the Fight Against Rural Crime

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For our April meeting we were lucky enough to receive a talk from Stefan Gidlow of Cambridgeshire Countryside Watch and Sergeant Richard Jackson who heads up Cambridgeshire police forces, Rural…

Farm Walk- 24th May

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Use the following link (https://goo.gl/FlTzgS)  to book your place or contact Ruth at the Society on 01733 234451 or RTrolove@EastofEngland.org.uk

Shuttleworth Lecture 2017

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  Following a successful reintroduction to the Society calendar last year, the Shuttleworth Lecture returned on the 20th March at Shuttleworth College. Our guest speaker for the evening was Professor…
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EoE College Challenge on BBC One

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The popular College Challenge competition held at the Winter Stock Festival (Formerly East of England Smithfield Festival) will be featured on the Farmers Country Showdown at 3.45pm on BBC One…
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Jolly Good Evening had by all at the Best of British Ball!

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  The first ever Cultiv8 Ball took place at the East of England Showground on the 18th of February. The theme was Best of British and the Atrium was adorned…

Ticket Deadline for Cultiv8 Ball

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The ticket deadline for the Cultiv8 Best of British Ball is Friday 10th February. To book your tickets please click here or call 01733 234451. Please see the flyer below…

East of England Agricultural Society and Royal Smithfield Club Part Ways

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6 February 2017 PRESS RELEASE East of England Agricultural Society and Royal Smithfield Club agree to separate The East of England Agricultural Society and the Royal Smithfield Club have agreed…
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EoE Smithfield Champion, What happens next?

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Kitson & Sons Butchers poised to beef up Valentine’s Day Kitson & Sons Butchers is set to beef up this year’s Valentine’s celebrations by serving up meat from some of…

Kids Country Breakfast Week is in Full Swing!

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  Kids Country are once again celebrating Breakfast Week by going into schools and teaching students the origins of their Breakfast, following the journey from farm to fork. Children at Bytham…

Christmas and New Year 2016

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    Please note, all departments at the Society will be closed from 23rd December and will resume again on the 3rd January.

Tractor inspires road and farm safety message at Spalding Primary School

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Spalding Primary School children were taught a memorable lesson in road and farm safety this week, with the help of a shiny new £125,000 John Deere tractor. The Road Safety…

CENTRAL ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE JOINS FORCES WITH KIDS COUNTRY CHILDREN’S EDUCATION PROGRAMME

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A popular countryside initiative which inspires thousands of eastern counties schoolchildren with vital messages from the world of food and farming has been given a big boost by Central England…

We are recruiting

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As we continue to enhance  our activities an opportunity has opened up for a Membership and Communications Secretary to join the Society team to assist us in developing, delivering and…

Innovation & technology to feature at region’s farming conference

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Innovation and new technology within farming will feature at the 2016 East of England Farming Conference. The event, organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, is on Thursday 3…

Handwriting competition goes from strength to strength

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Running for over 38 years the East of England Agricultural Society’s prestigious Queen Mothers handwriting competition remains steadfast in the 21st century. The competition supported by Cross pens invites schools…

Impressive line-up announced for East of England Farming Conference

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Four leading figures from organisations including the Country Land and Business Association, Greenpeace, Tenant Farmers Association, and National Federation of Young Farmers, will profile post-Brexit opportunities within farming, at this…
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Press Release: Second East of England Farming Conference looks to future opportunities.

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PRESS RELEASE   Second East of England Farming Conference looks to future opportunities.   Challenges and opportunities for the future of farming will be the focus at the second East…

Schedule now available for 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival

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  Schedules and Entry forms for the 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival are now available. www.eoesmithfield.co.uk/exhibitors The festival takes place on the 15th & 16th November 2016. Closing Date…

Press Release: New classes introduced to 2016 Smithfield Festival

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  The 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival has announced the introduction of three new classes for this year’s event, to meet changing industry needs and to appeal to the…