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Message from Mary Quicke MBE, Chairman, Devon County Agricultural Association: It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that the Devon County Agricultural Association announced today, Friday 26th January, Ollie Allen’s decision to retire as Secretary of the Devon County Show, effective on August 31, 2018. Ollie joined the organisation in 1996 and has… Read more »

November 29, 2017

) The annual Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO) Conference took place earlier this month and Tradestand Officer, Paula Slater, attended on behalf of the SAA to exchange ideas with other members of the industry. This year the Cow Pat trophy – introduced by ASAO Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex – was presented… Read more »

• The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will be performing as the main ring attraction at the Kent County Show on the 6, 7, 8 July 2018. • The performance will showcase a display of the Regiment’s world class horsemanship and British tradition. • The Household Cavalry will be joined by a Spitfire display, pig racing… Read more »

• The Heritage Transport Show is aiming to display over 800 vehicles at the 2018 event with exhibit applications now open. • The Show is a display of a variety of heritage and vintage vehicles of interest and is enjoying its 9th year at the Kent Showground. • The South East Bus Festival will also… Read more »

A suite of six educational videos has been launched by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA) with the aim of reconnecting children with agriculture and food production. Dairy, livestock, poultry and arable farming are among the subjects covered by the films, along with fruit and vegetable production and seafood. A number of Cornish farming enterprises… Read more »

Border Union Agricultural Society (BUAS) Secretary Ron Wilson has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards. Organised and hosted by Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce (SBCC), the Awards celebrate the best of Borders business in a variety of sectors ranging from agriculture and tourism to manufacturing and… Read more »

November 1, 2017

Agricultural show organisers from right across the UK, are converging on North Yorkshire this weekend (3rd – 5th November), for what can best be described as the industry’s annual ‘meeting of minds’. Delegates attending the 61st Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisation’s national Conference at The Principal in York, can look forward to a thought-provoking… Read more »

October 31, 2017

The leader of ACT National, Phil Atkinson is to join an illustrious line-up of speakers on Saturday 4th November at the ASAO’s national Conference. He will be taking delegates through a number of different health and safety scenarios, which will almost certainly be an enlightening couple of hours. Phil has been a leading health &… Read more »

Jerry Hammer, General Manager of the Minnesota State Fair, will be joining the ASAO Conference this weekend as one of the main speakers. The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest events in the world, attracting nearly 2 million visitors during its 12-day late summer run. The Fair has been held at the historic… Read more »