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Agricultural shows in 2022

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Agricultural shows bring people together: to network, to do business, to give the public a glimpse into farming life.

For those of us in Defra, ag shows give us the chance to meet people up and down the country from all kinds of farming backgrounds. It’s a valuable opportunity for us to better understand the experiences and views of the farming community who can shape our ideas, ask questions and offer challenge.

A team of policy officials, subject matter experts and engagement colleagues will attend each show, ready to take questions and speak to you about the changes ahead.


The co-design team will be at a number of the agricultural shows. They will have dedicated research areas set up. They'd like members of the farming community to participate in their short and interactive co-design activities.

A range of policies, schemes and services across the programme will be explored – these will vary on each day at each show. There will be the opportunity to talk with the wider team too.

There’s no need to book or dedicate a set time to participate in our co-design activities. The team will be operating on a walk-in basis, adhering to the current health and safety guidelines.

To find out more about our co-design work at the ag shows, email

Where we’ll be

We'll be at events all over the country in 2022. Look out for the Future Farming stand.


Date  Event  Location 
7 April  Dairy Tech  Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 
4-5 May  LAMMA  NEC, Birmingham 
10-11 May  Pig & Poultry  Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 
28 May  National Beef Association Expo   Darlington Farmers Auction Market 
3 June  Northumberland County Show  Bywell Hall, Near Stocksfield, Northumberland 
8-9 June  Cereals  Chrishall Grange, Duxford 
9-11 June  Royal Cornwall Show  Wadebridge, Cornwall 
17-19 June  Royal Three Counties  Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire 
22-23 June  Lincolnshire Show  Lincolnshire Show Ground, Lincolnshire 
22-23 June  Groundswell  Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire 
29-30 June  Royal Norfolk Show  Norfolk Showground, Norwich 
8-10 July  Kent County Show  Detling Showground, Kent. 
12-15 July   Great Yorkshire Show  Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate 
26-28 July  New Forest Show  The Showground, Brokenhurst 
27 July  National Sheep Association Show  Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire 
7-8 September  Westmorland Show  Westmorland County Showground, Cumbria 
14 September  UK Dairy Day  International Centre, Telford, Shropshire 
5 October  The Dairy Show  Bath & West Showground, Somerset 
28 October (TBC)  Borderway Agri Expo  Borderway Mart, Carlisle 
2-3 November  Farm Business Show   NEC, Birmingham 
23-24 November  CropTec Show  East of England Showground, Peterborough 
2 Dec  CLA Rural Business Conference  London 


Of course, if the situation changes and the events are cancelled, we’ll update the plan.

Look out for us at Defra’s stand. We’re really looking forward to seeing you there.

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