News & Events

The late Russell Steggles

We are sad to learn of the passing of Russell Steggles, former Royal Norfolk Show Head Cattle Steward. Pedigree cattle breeder, Royal Norfolk Show head steward and progressive arable farmer Russell Steggles has died aged 95. For more than 40 years, he played an influential role in the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association having started his… Read more »

Merry Christmas from the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association were pleased to bring the second Norfolk Christmas Fayre to Norwich Cathedral on 6th and 7th December 2019. Building on the success of the one day event in 2018, the Fayre was extended to run over Friday and Saturday and despite a wet start, the Norfolk Christmas Fayre welcomed some… Read more »

29th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference comes to Norfolk in 2020

The Royal Agriculture Society of the Commonwealth will be hosting its biennial conference in partnership with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association in July 2020. The theme of the event, Circling the World: Circular Economy and Agriculture will focus on the three pillars of Environment, Agritech and Engagement. Attendees will be able to share knowledge, discuss issues… Read more »

RNAA Chief Executive receives honorary degree

A farming champion and business leader was awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Greg Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) received the accolade at the annual Easton and Otley College graduation ceremony that took place at the college’s Norfolk campus on Friday… Read more »

Tribute: Mr David Sutton

It is with great sadness that Mr David Sutton, who gave so much of his time and dedication to the Royal Norfolk Show has passed away. The funeral for Mr Sutton will be held at Earlham Crematorium at 1.15pm on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Please click below to read about Mr David Sutton and his… Read more »

Memorial service for the late Tom Crane OBE

RNAA members and friends will be aware of the sad news that Tom Crane passed away in January. A memorial service for Tom will be held on Monday 15 April 2019 at All Saints Church, Marsham, NR10 5RB at 1.30pm. Please click below to read Tom Crane’s obituary in the EDP.

Sad Passing of Former British Showjumper

The RNAA is extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of former British Showjumper Olympian Tim Stockdale yesterday following a short battle with cancer. Tim was a regular and extremely popular competitor in the Grand Ring Showjumping classes at The Royal Norfolk Show, attending this year’s Show in June.  The RNAA extends sincere… Read more »

Tree Planting for former Chief Executive of the RNAA

An informal tree-planting dedication was held in memory of a former chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. The late John Purling, who died in April last year aged 69, was at the helm of the RNAA for 18 years until 2012. A 40-strong group, including his widow Ena and family, met under leaden… Read more »