The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was founded in 1837 to help improve and promote agriculture in the region.
Educating future generations is an important part of the Society’s work, as is encouraging and supporting the agricultural community. Our educational programme of activities include free courses for teachers, learning activity sheets, Farmhouse Breakfast, Countryside Days, Careers in Focus, Great Yorkshire Show Discovery Zone and veg/fruit box competitions.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society also organises and hosts the annual Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live, which both take place on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Our newest show is Springtime Live which takes place during the Easter holidays.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is a registered charity and member organisation – with around 11,000 members who help to support the Society’s work.
The Society’s offices are based at the Award winning Regional Agricultural Centre, in Harrogate, which comprises offices and ‘Fodder’ (regional food shop and cafe).
Since opening, the Centre has received numerous awards including the RICS Pro Yorkshire Award and a RICS national commendation in the sustainability category. Its sustainable features were recognised by the Estates Gazette and it was awarded a Green Award. The building design has also been recognised by Harrogate Civic Society and received the New Build Category Design Award.
As well as housing the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, a number of the offices are leased to local organisations.
Current tenants include:
Tenants are pleased with their decision to locate at the Regional Agricultural Centre, the Cleveland Bay Horse Society comments ‘That the offices provide a superb working environment and give them a bird’s eye view of the showground’s horse arena.’
Pub is the Hub find the facilities a highly motivational environment to base themselves due to the quality specification of the building and the business support they receive from the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.