News & Events

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 »

Royal Norfolk Show to mark end of World War I

Norfolk Remembers – Royal Norfolk Show First world War Commemoration Event This year’s Royal Norfolk Show will stage a truly unique commemoration event to mark the centenary of 1918, the year the First World War came to an end. A re-enactment of the fighting in the final months of the War will take place, demonstrating… Read more »