President's Introduction

President's Introduction

Robin Battle, President of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society for 2017

Having been involved with the Society in different ways for many years it is, for me, a huge honour to be elected President for 2017.

The Lincolnshire Show is a fantastic event. It is the best of the relatively few traditional agricultural shows which still thrive in this country and its future is assured by the very successful events business which now runs alongside it. The Show is a unique opportunity for everyone in the foremost farming county to meet, both socially and to do business. It provides a shop window on farming and the countryside for the wider public including children. It is a hugely enjoyable time for everyone who comes through the gates and a really worthwhile two days for exhibitors and standholders. I am greatly looking forward to it myself and to seeing you all there!

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

ABOUT THE L.A.S.

The 270 acre Lincolnshire Showground is owned by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. The Society was formed in 1869 with the objectives being: "The furtherance, welfare and progress of the Agricultural Industry and all professions, trades and crafts connected therewith". Today, those objectives are more important than ever to us and since 2005 we have had the additional focus of sustainability and protection of our natural environment for the benefit of future generations.

We work closely with individuals, schools, organisations and businesses whose common vision is to promote the agricultural industry and pursue activities that have a positive effect on our environment and community.

As a charity, sponsorship and support is vital to our success. We also generate income to support our activities through the Lincolnshire Showground, the trading arm of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.