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Festive fun at Ardingly on 7 and 8 December

The South of England Agricultural Society has Christmas wrapped up this year as it prepares to finish the events season in style with its Festive Food & Drink Fayre.  A one-stop shop to pick up local Christmas delights with festive …
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New CEO brings instrumental approach for agricultural society

Former Director for Reed Business Information and more recently Commercial Director for global events company, i2i Events Ltd, 49 year old Iain Nicol, is the newly appointed CEO for the South of England Agricultural Society in Ardingly, West Sussex. Iain …
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Speakers agree to disagree at South East Farming Conference

Speakers in a lively debate at the South of England Farming Conference on November 12, chaired by BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Food Programme’ presenter Sheila Dillon, did not find consensus on the question ‘Who can afford food produced in Britain?’ …
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Food for thought at Farming Conference

The South of England Farming Conference at the South of England Showground in Ardingly always leaves its audience with food for thought and some tough questions will once again be on the agenda at this year’s event on Tuesday 12 …
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Sunshine, smiles and success at Autumn Show and Game Fair

16,500 visitors came to ‘have a go’ at the 2013 Autumn Show & Game Fair held at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, over the weekend (October 5 & 6). Traditional country sports were in abundance across the showground throughout …
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Fair weather forecast for Autumn Show & Game Fair this weekend!

Celebrating the best of country life, the Autumn Show & Game Fair at the South of England Showground in Ardingly attracted nearly 16,000 visitors last year and organisers from the South of England Agricultural Society hope to welcome an even …
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South of England Children Connect with the Countryside

Two thousand three hundred children aged ten and eleven, from 51 schools across Sussex and Surrey, visited the Ardingly Showground in July 2013 to discover more about where their food comes from and rural life. At the eighth Connect with …
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Young Craftsman of the Year Winners 2013

The eagerly anticipated winner of this year’s Young Craftsman of the Year competition was announced on Saturday 8 June at the South of England Show. Joel Robinson from Plumpton College in East Sussex was delighted to accept his first prize …
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Town and country crowds flock to South of England Show

Town and country came together with crowds of nearly 70,000 at this year’s South of England Show at Ardingly, celebrating the best of the region’s country life. President of the Agricultural Society, Penelope Keith CBE DL, opened the show with …
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Farmers out in force at South of England Show

Despite having faced the worst winter and spring weather on record, the strength of character of the farming community from across the South East will be in evidence at this year’s South of England Show on 6, 7 & 8 …
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