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Lincolnshire Agricultural Society

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The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society was formed back in 1869...

Its objectives are the “furtherance, welfare and progress of the Agricultural Industry and all professions, trades and crafts connected therewith”

As a charitable organisation, we are truly passionate about promoting and supporting education, food, farming and the Countryside within Lincolnshire’s local community. 100% of surplus funds from events are gift aided back into the charity to deliver our educational work.

The Society have significantly increased our events throughout the year to reflect these aims, including Farmhouse Breakfast Week, Countryside Lincs, the Schools’ Challenge, Lincolnshire Day and much more.

In 2019, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society celebrated its 150th Anniversary. This was a special year marking the fantastic role that the LAS has played in teaching and inspiring young people, plus the next generation about Lincolnshire’s agriculture and the importance of farming in a sustainable environment.

By becoming a member of the Society you’ll not only be helping to support good causes in agriculture and education in the county, but you will also enjoy a whole host of benefits throughout the year including entry and exclusive access to the Member’s Area at the Lincolnshire Show – plus plenty more (read more here)

Our accounts 2021 More about Membership

Core benefits for members

  • Access to Lincolnshire Show (both days)
  • Priority parking in Members’ car park
  • Use of Members’ facilities in the Epic Building
  • Discounted entry fees for livestock classes (cattle, sheep & pigs)
  • Discount on trade stand
  • Entrance to the Long Service Awards, for agricultural employees who have worked for more than 40 years
  • Option to purchase additional Guest Badges for friends or family
  • Our monthly newsletter packed with exclusive offers on events and discounts from our partners
  • Voting rights at the Lincolnshire Agricultural general meeting
  • Complimentary entry to the Lincolnshire Farming Conference
  • Complimentary ticket to Countryside Lincs
  • Invitation to the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair preview evening
  • Discount on tickets to LincsFest
  • Discount on hire charges for facilities at the Lincolnshire Showground

Membership Types & Additional Benefits

General

from £58

All the core member benefits, plus:

  • Discounted entry fees for livestock classes
  • A Guest Badge which admits a friend into the Members’ Areas
  • Option to purchase additional Guest Badges
  • Voting rights at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society annual general meeting

Joint Member

from £99

All the core member benefits, plus:

  • Discounted entry fees for livestock classes
  • A Guest Badge which admits a friend into the Members’ Areas
  • Option to purchase additional Guest Badges
  • Voting rights at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society annual general meeting

Vice President

from £125

All the core member benefits, plus:

  • Discounted entry fees for livestock classes
  • 2 Guest Badges which admits a friend into the Members’ Areas
  • Option to purchase additional Guest Badges
  • Voting rights at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society annual general meeting
  • Complimentary tea and coffee in the VP lounge
  • Option to book silver service dining

Young Person

from £42

All the core member benefits, plus:

  • Designed for those under 26 years of age
  • Discounted entry fees for livestock classes
  • Option to purchase Guest Badges
  • Voting rights at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society annual general meeting

Corporate

from £575

All the core member benefits, plus:

  • 10 General Memberships
  • 10 guest badges which admits a friend into the Members’ Areas
  • Option to purchase additional Guest Badges

Dedicated To Education

We’re dedicated to educating our future generations about food, farming and the countryside while continuing to support and encourage the agricultural community around us.

LAS Trafford Fund

Miss Sheila Trafford Bequest

Sheila Trafford passed away on 5th January 2015 and probate was granted on 1st February 2016. Sheila’s wish was that the farm should be used “for the support and education of young people in agriculture”. The farmhouse was unoccupied since Miss Trafford’s death and it was decided to renovate the house and let on the local market from May 2018. Until the Autumn of 2019 the land was farmed under various annual agreements organised by J H Walter. Since October 2019 we have a young tenant occupying and farming the land in a modern and sustainable manner. It has been necessary to improve the drainage on some of the farm, particularly due to the very wet autumn of 2019, this aspect will need further attention over the coming years. A total of over £180,000 has been spent thus far on bringing the house and farm up to a better standard.

As a result of the letting of both the house and the land, the LAS receives an appreciable rental income, some of which has been put towards the cost of a second Education Officer for the Society and further funds applied to help local young farmers to attend events such as the Oxford Farming Conference and attend courses like the Advanced Course in Agricultural Business Management, run by the Worshipful Company of Farmers. There have been 9 successful candidates for these events so far and we are hopeful of many more applicants in the future.

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is proud of its County and hence we are keen to support local residents and organisations with grant funding, the process adopted and indeed and the relevant application documents are available below, please note that the closing date for applications is 31st July each year, we look forward to receiving submissions for all aspects.

Chris Rothery, Chairman, LAST Fund

Fund Guidelines Application Process Application Form

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