2017 Press Releases

Update from Suffolk County Council - Farm Business Grant Programmes

15 November, 2017

The RDPE Countryside Productivity scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

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Head Farriery Steward Stands down after more than 10 years

19 August, 2017

Stuart Garrard DipWCF, head steward of the farriery at the Suffolk Show for more than 10 years, is now standing down. During this time Stuart has co-ordinated the farriery classes at the Show and also helped organise many successful pre-diploma training days for apprentice farriers at Trinity Park. The SAA is reliant on many generous volunteers giving up their time to support the charity’s initiatives and is very grateful to all those volunteers who support the SAA’s calendar of events.  Stuart remains on the newly formed farriery committee which is headed up by Ben Duthie DipWCF and Robert Shave FWCF. 

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Gotelee Solicitors Principal Sponsor of the Autumn Horse Show for third year

19 August, 2017 

Now, less than a month away, the SAA is looking forward to hosting its third Autumn Horse Show.  The Show takes place at Trinity Park on Sunday 10 September and is aimed at local, amateur riders and will give competitors an opportunity to compete in the Suffolk Show rings.  All profits made at the Show will be donated to the SAA’s educational activities, principally the School Farm and Country Fair. 

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Fifth SAA Agricultural Awards Evening - 15 July 2017

Since it began five years ago, the annual agricultural awards dinner has grown to become a must-do occasion in the Association’s calendar. The success of the black-tie event has led to an increase in entries for both the Suffolk Farm Business Competition and the Best Alternative Land Enterprise Award. Read the full story here. 

Save the Date – Popular Gardening Conference returns in November - 15 July 2017

The 7th Biennial Gardening Conference will take place on Thursday 2 November at Trinity Park.  The conference is entitled ‘a Celebration of English Gardens’ which will focus on the new golden age of garden creation and Britain’s magnificent gardens that are partnerships of planting and garden design and marry together gardens, houses and landscapes with people and history. Read the full story here. 

SAA Autumn Horse Show Returns for Third Year  - 15 July 2017

The Suffolk Agricultural Association, a registered charity, is pleased to announce that following the success of last year’s Autumn Horse Show, the 2017 event will be held on Sunday 10th September.  Championed and organised by members of the Suffolk Show team, the event will, once again, be a fundraiser to support the SAA’s educational initiatives, principally the School Farm and Country Fair. Read the full story here. 

2017 BALE Award Entries open - 12 July 2017

Call for entries for the region’s premier Farm Diversification Competition. The Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) in partnership with sponsors Ashton Legal solicitors is calling for entries for its prestigious Best Alternative Land Enterprise (BALE) award, now in its 26th year.

Open to all farm businesses throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex with buildings or land on their farms. Read the full story here.