News & Events

Winning 2017 Norfolk Scholars

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and Bidwells are delighted to announce Luke Paterson and Emily Page as the winners of the 2017 Norfolk Scholars competition. The pair, who both live in Norfolk have won places at farming’s foremost industry event the Oxford Farming Conference which is held over the next three days (January 3,4,5). As… Read more »

Plough Sunday

Norwich Cathedral, with the support of Easton & Otley College, will be observing Plough Sunday at Evensong on Sunday 8 January 2017 at 3.30 pm. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich would like to extend an invitation to all RNAA members to join them for this special service. There is no need to respond or book… Read more »

Agri-Tech East Pollinators 2017

Our first Pollinator of 2017 is on Thursday, 12 January. Pollinators are Agri-Tech East’s monthly network meetings. We want to inspire and facilitate discussions between participants with new ideas and fresh thinking. People from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, technologists or an entrepreneur, come along and join in! Find out… Read more »

Another successful Agri-tech event!

Yet another successful Agri-tech event was held at Easton and Otley College on Thursday 10 November. Over 70 delegates enjoyed a series of talks and activities focusing on technology in agriculture, including a keynote address from Professor Rob Edwards about ‘The Changing Face of Crop Protection ‘. Click here to read more about the event,… Read more »

HarFest – A new event bringing agriculture into the city

The first HarFest event took place on Saturday 8 October at the Cathedral Close, Norwich. The event consisted of an autumn fair, performing arts entertainment and farming displays of livestock and machinery. The aim of HarFest was to promote food, farming and the countryside within Norwich using the time of harvest festival as our platform…. Read more »

The Norfolk Scholar Competition 2017

Launched at the Royal Norfolk Show in June, the Competition offers two winners the opportunity to be named as the county’s farming scholars and to attend one of the industry’s foremost events, The Oxford Farming Conference, in January 2017. Entrants for the fully funded scholarship need to submit a short précis on how their attendance… Read more »

Agri-Tech Week 2016

Shiny Kit & Smart Drivers – Putting Technology to Work – Thursday 10 November 2016 For the third year running, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association is delighted to be a partner in Agri-Tech Week. Founded in 2014 by Agri-Tech East, this unique week of events and activities showcases excellence in innovation across the Agri-tech value chain by brokering links… Read more »

2016 Norfolk Scholar Competition Launched

Young people in Norfolk are once again being offered a unique opportunity to be named as the county’s farming scholars and attend one of the industry’s foremost events. Bidwells and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) are delighted to announce they will be running the Norfolk Scholar competition again this year. The scholar programme is… Read more »

It’s Show Time

What was it all about? Grow it, Cook it, Eat it binded together many of the activities at the Show to promote agriculture and food production in Norfolk. These included: Mr Mawkin’s Farm, cattle and livestock rings, Countryside Area, machinery past and present, Flower and Garden Show, cookery theatre, nominated catering outlets and the Adnams Food… Read more »

Welcome Professor David Richardson

We are very pleased to welcome Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of UEA, as the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Associations President for 2016-2017. Please read his vision for this year as RNAA president: “President’s Vision I’m passionate about Norfolk. I have lived and worked here for 25 years and while the county is rightly known to many as an… Read more »