News & Events

Food and Farming Excellence Award

This year we are sponsoring the Food and Farming Excellence Award, part of the EDP Business Awards, as it chimes with our core objectives and activities of promoting food, farming and the countryside. The Food and Farming Excellence Award seeks to identify those innovators in this crucial section of the economy. This important vital sector… Read more »

Showtime, Heatwave and Happy Days

Showtime, Heatwave and Happy Days, And Evening. Thank you… for joining in with this year’s Royal Norfolk Show. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves! Although the hot weather dominated the Show all our visitors coped admirably with the conditions and our volunteers and medical services attended to the few who were unfortunate enough to suffer…. Read more »

Retiring principal of Easton and Otley College

Leading members of the food, farming and education sector in Norfolk and Suffolk paid tribute to the retiring principal of Easton and Otley College. David Lawrence transformed a run-down, under-invested college campus into a nationally-respected and progressive centre during his 22 years as principal, an invited audience of about 250 guests was told. This year’s… Read more »

30th annual RABI cocktail party

A fund-raising success story for farming’s charity in Norfolk was marked by more than 250 supporters at the 30th annual RABI cocktail party. It has now raised a total of £137,959.60 – which will be boosted by proceeds of the latest eve-of-show party on Monday, June 22 at the Norfolk showground. The show president, Robert… Read more »

A busy year at the Norfolk Showground

It has been an incredibly busy year at the Norfolk Showground and for almost every month it has been the perfect stage for organisers, as almost 400,000 people attended events in 2014. For the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association this is the ‘enabling’ business that generates income to support the charity’s broader charitable and social objectives. The Norfolk Showground… Read more »

Back in the day- the 1915 Royal Norfolk Show

The 1915 Royal Norfolk Show It was the only agricultural event to be held in the Eastern Counties during the Great World War, writes Michael Pollitt. Livestock numbers for cattle and horse classes were significantly down and khaki was the dominant colour at Fakenham worn by “a large proportion of the more prominent visitors and officials” at the… Read more »

A partnership approach to education

A partnership approach to education about food, farming and the countryside in the eastern region has been proposed by the RNAA and the Suffolk Agricultural Association.