Farming in the Classroom offered free to Kent Schools

Feb 23rd, 2017

The Kent County Agricultural Society, Education and Farming Committee are continuing to offer ‘Farming in the Classroom’ talks and visits in 2017. These talks, traditionally run by the Women’s Food and Farming Union will now be supported by the Kent County Agricultural Society. The Women’s…

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Hugh Summerfield elected as Honorary Finance Director

Feb 15th, 2017

At the Kent County Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting on Friday 3rd February 2017, Glyn Charlton, the Society’s Honorary Finance Director concluded his nine year term of office looking after financial matters for the Society and the Kent Event Centre. During his time in the post, Glyn…

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Heritage Transport Show is no April Fool!

Feb 7th, 2017

The Heritage Transport Show, now in its eighth year, will take place on Saturday 1st April at the Kent Showground, Detling, 10am - 4pm. The event may be falling on April Fools Day, but it’s no joke. Amy Thomson, organiser, said “We have already received over 350 entries which is fantastic with…

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Young People Benefit from Financial Awards

Oct 15th, 2016

Last year Kent County Agricultural Society announced that they were introducing a new Higher Education Scholarship Scheme.  The scheme is open to students between 18 and 25 years of age who will be following a land-based higher level course and who are a resident in Kent at the time of their appli…

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Pale Making Competition Results!

Jul 13th, 2016

This year the woodland area hosted the return of the Palemaking Competition on Saturday 9 July. After a 15 year gap, the competition returned and the re-introduction has been kindly supported and sponsored by Torry Hill Chestnut Fencing. Competitors had 40 minutes to make as many bundles of fencin…

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Kent Young Farmers, simply the BEST

Jul 12th, 2016

2016 proved to be a great year for Kent Young Farmers, both HRH The Duke of Kent and EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan visited their area to chat to the members about the problem of farming in the UK today. The competitions and classes were hard fought over the three days with many of the members gett…

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Husqvarna UK Pole Climbing Championship 2016 Results

Jul 12th, 2016

The 2016 UK 80ft Pole Climbing Championships took place once again at the Kent County Show.  Three days of tough heats and finals gave visitors to the annual Show a real treat when the climbers took to the poles.  Sponsors Husqvarna had a large trade stand area and spent three days talking to our…

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A fantastic day at the Kent County Show & Andy Murray…winning Wimbledon

Jul 9th, 2016

Saturday has seen huge crowds at the Show, watching all our wonderful displays, demonstrations and entertainment.  The racing pigs, Bolddog Lings, Sheep Show and Birds of Prey drew huge crowds. Elsewhere all areas of the Show proved popular with the Kent Spitfire causing large numbers of people…

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Well done to our fantastic Trade Stand Winners!

Jul 8th, 2016

The Trade Stands have been judged and here are the results, congratulations to all our winners Small First: Thomas J. Fudge - Stand 421 Second: Tesco - Stand 282 Third: Nature Valley - Stand 274 Highly Commended: Riverford - Stand 244 Large First: KCC - Stand 392 Second: Kent Special…

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EU Commissioner Phil Hogan’s Speech

Jul 8th, 2016

We were delighted to have the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan at the Show this year. His visit marked the first public engagement between the EU Commission and the British public so was a really important moment to offer clarification after the recent events and ad…

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