2016 Press Releases

November 2016

The SAA's education activities are in full swing. The quest to find the Suffolk Farming School of the Year 2017 has begun with entries invited from primary schools across Suffolk.

The Schools Show Garden Competition is open to all Suffolk primary schools at key stage 1 and 2.  To take part in the challenge, schools are tasked with designing and building a 3m x 3m Show Garden reflecting the theme ‘Made in Suffolk’.

SAA President raises money for the Ipswich Hospital Charity

Cardiology staff at Ipswich Hospital will receive specialist training on the very latest techniques to further improve care thanks to a generous donation from a grateful former patient.

Winners Announced in Regional Agricultural Awards - 20 October 2016

Agricultural leaders from across the region joined together at Trinity Park, Ipswich for the annual showcase of farming excellence and innovation.  Now into its fifth year, the Suffolk Agricultural Association Awards Dinner celebrates best practise from food, farming and countryside businesses across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

October 2016

The SAA's Annual Agricultural Awards evening is fast approaching. Trinity Park to host careers event, the Suffolk Skills Show. Pigs Gone Wild Auction reached an enormous total for St Elizabeth Hospice. An impressive Farmer's Weekly Awards Win for Suffolk Show Senior Steward of Sheep.  - read more. 

September 2016

Second SAA Horse Show Hailed a Success, Suffolk Harvest Festival and Armed Forces Covenant - read more.

August 2016

Entries are open for the 25th Best Alternative Land Enterprise (BALE) competition 2016.  Gotelee Solicitors Principal Sponsor of the Autumn Horse Show for second year - read more. 

July 2016

SAA Autumn Horse Show Returns for Second Year, Trinity Park Hosts Archant Business Awards, East Suffolk Water Abstractors Group Water Conference and SAA Agricultural Awards - read more.  


SAA Autumn Horse Show Returns for Second Year - 11 June 2016

The Suffolk Agricultural Association is pleased to announce that following the success of last year’s Autumn Horse Show, this year’s event will be held on Sunday 11th September.  The Horse Show has been championed and organised by members of the Suffolk Show team and will, once again, be a fundraising event to support the SAA’s educational initiatives - read more.

Special Conference – Water: Farming’s Essential Ingredient - 8th July 2016

Leaders from the food and farming sector will be joined by MPs and councillors for a one day conference to highlight the importance of reliable water sources to irrigating crops grown in East Suffolk - read more. 

June 2016

The crowds came despite the weather to the annual Suffolk Show.  This year’s Show was the last of Honorary Show Director, Bill Baker’s three year term of office.  Despite some unseasonably chilly weather, the showcase of Suffolk life passed off in great style - read more.