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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, who are a registered charity, are currently based at the East of England Showground in Peterborough and from here run a full programme of activities that cater to the areas urban and rural populations.

We are passionate about promoting education within agriculture, from our primary school education initiative, Kids Country, to our Cultiv8 group of young professionals working in agriculture to our East of England Farming Conference in November.


Cultiv8 is the East of England Agricultural Society’s group for young professionals working within the rural sector. We run a series of talks and visits across a wide range of topics. In the past we have visited the Dodson & Horrell factory, Roundwood Gin and Johnsons of Old Hurst alongside talks on grant funding, soil health, rural policing and most recently, we welcomed the Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager for McDonald’s.

We provide bursary’s for members to attend the Oxford Farming Conference and the RASC conference. Cultiv8 also have a benchmarking group which is run in conjunction with the AHDB.

Alongside all of this, we look to build a sense of camaraderie where members can build on both their personal network as well as their business. If you would like to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved, contact us at cultiv8@eastofengland.org.uk.

East of England Farming Conference

This conference attracts over 250 farmers and associated professionals for a day of discussion, sharing of the latest knowledge, and networking.

This year, the East of England Farming Conference returns to the Showground on 18 November 2020 and is set to be our biggest event yet. We are going a step further with more demonstrations, a focus on leadership and value, and we hope to welcome Minette Batters to kick things off before a roster of notable speakers at the forefront of agriculture.

Tickets for the event will be going on sale in a few weeks when the government's guidelines towards events are further understood. Remember, our Society members will receive a generous discount off the ticket price and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates on this year’s conference, speakers and ticket releases.


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