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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where we’ll be
We'll be at events all over the country in 2022. Look out for the Future Farming stand.
|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.