HISTORY


In 1838 a group of individuals with interests in agriculture – journalists, landowners and enthusiasts – had become convinced that science would help English agriculture become more productive and meet the growing food requirements of a booming population. In 1840, the Royal Agricultural Society of England was granted its’ Royal Charter by HRH Queen Victoria. Across nearly two centuries, the Royal Agricultural Society of England has played a leading role in the rapid agricultural progress of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Today, as part of its new agenda: to seek out and communicate innovations of real commercial value to farmers, The Royal Agricultural Society of England in partnership with 15 other Agricultural Societies has established the ‘Innovation for Agriculture’ initiative.