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 »

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 »

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association has sent the following message of loyal greetings to our Royal Patron, HM The Queen, on the occasion of Her 90th Birthday:    On behalf of Professor David Richardson, President, the Trustees,  Council and Members of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, it is  my privilege to extend to Your Majesty… Read more »

2016 Agritech Course

This year’s  Agritech taster course takes place on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th July 2016 at the John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park and also at nearby Easton and Otley College. Through a series of exciting lectures, engaging discussions and interactive sessions you’ll have access to world leading researchers and their facilities. Successful participants in… Read more »

GROW Nurtures Good Business Ideas

GROW Nurtures Good Business Ideas. Agri-Tech East business plan competition offers mentoring How do you turn a good idea into an early-stage business? GROW 2016 is the UK’s only agri-tech business plan competition, and aims to encourage people with an innovative concept to explore if it has the potential to become a new product or… Read more »

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association review of annual national conference

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) hosted the annual conference of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), the voice of the UK agricultural show industry, from 13th-15th  November 2015. Greg Smith the RNAA’s Chief Executive said it was an enjoyable and successful event and the 150 delegates. “It was a great privilege hosting this… Read more »

Winning 2016 Norfolk Farming Scholars Announced

Winning 2016 Norfolk Farming Scholars Announced Two students have won prestigious places at farming’s foremost industry event after they were named as Norfolk Scholars 2016. The Norfolk Scholar Initiative is organised by Bidwells and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA). The scholars have been named as Anna Purser, 20, from Raveningham and Oscar Smith, 21,… Read more »