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May 5, 2016

When it comes to farming and animal husbandry the new president of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association claims little skill. Despite this it is not an area the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro ignores. He embraces the farming industry and ensures he gets out to meet Cornish farmers on their own patch on… Read more »

A record number of dairy goats will be competing at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show which will be held on the 9th, 10th and 11th June. More than 100 entries have been received for the show, surpassing the previous record high that stood at 99. Sue Smith, organiser of the goat section at the Royal… Read more »

An innovative project will see cutting edge fashion from a leading Yorkshire college on the catwalk alongside internationally acclaimed brands at the Great Yorkshire Show – and give a boost to a local hospice. Inspiration for the garments being designed by students at York College has come from men’s suits which have been donated to… Read more »

April 26, 2016

The important role the country’s trees, woodlands and forests play in our every-day lives will be the message to visitors at the new-look Forestry Area at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show which runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July. The popular section at England’s premier agricultural event is keen to encourage more of the… Read more »

April 25, 2016

The Royal Cornwall Show is in its 223rd year and the event is littered with long held traditions. Suited, booted and bowler hat wearing stewards are just one such fixture and fitting that reflects the show’s rich heritage. However, to remain as Cornwall’s largest and best-loved event for this long inevitably change has to be… Read more »

April 12, 2016

The closing date for entries for the livestock and equine sections at the 2016 Royal Cornwall Show is less than a week away. This year is the show’s 223rd anniversary and it is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest agricultural shows and the clock is ticking for those wishing to compete at this… Read more »

April 11, 2016

Caroline Waldegrave, Baroness Waldegrave of North Hill, has been voted as the new president of the Mid-Somerset Show. Lady Waldegrave, who runs Dudwell School in Chewton Mendip, was voted in at the Mid-Somerset Agricultural Society’s recent Annual General Meeting. The popular cookery book author and wife of the former Conservative Politician Lord Waldegrave, joins the… Read more »

April 5, 2016

The Event Industry Forum is making a further £13,000 available in grants for projects that will benefit the events industry. The Forum, which brings together 28 trade bodies and similar organisations from across the event industry, is inviting applications for funds by April 29, 2016 and will announce successful bids in May. Since taking over… Read more »

March 29, 2016

Show organisers from right across the country came together this month to exchange ideas on everything from event sponsorship and membership schemes to legislation and IT. The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate was the prestigious venue for the ASAO’s Spring Learning Day on March 12, an information-sharing, networking event designed to assist all those involved in… Read more »

January 11, 2016

Agricultural show organisers right across the country will now have access to a one-stop shop of industry news, practical guidance and cross-event networking, courtesy of the Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO). The ASAO represents around 200 agricultural, horticultural and countryside events and organisations in the UK, and is celebrating the start of 2016… Read more »

November 23, 2015

The Chief Executive of the Westmorland County Agricultural Society, has been appointed Chairman of the Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO). Christine Knipe, who has been CEO at Westmorland since 2005, is already a member of the ASAO, which represents more than 200 of Britain’s agricultural events, and is known as the voice of the… Read more »