An Interview with a Prison Officer

HMP Swaleside will be exhibiting at this year’s Kent County Show for the first time. Michael, one of their officers, recently did an interview to give us more information about being a Prison Officer. NAME: Michael Alexander AGE: 43 LOCATION: Swale, Kent  When did you join the team at HMP Swaleside? I joined HMP Swaleside…

Farm Expo Connects Farmers and Industry Professionals in 2023

Farm Expo, the South East’s leading agricultural and machinery show, held on 1st March 2023 was a resounding success, with a record number of attendees participating in the event. Coordinated by charity organisers, the Kent County Agricultural Society, the annual expo showcased the latest in agricultural products, technologies, and services, providing a platform for farmers…

The Kent Farming Conference Considers the Future of Farming

On the evening of Wednesday 25th January, the Kent County Agricultural Society drew 130 visitors to its second Kent Farming Conference entitled ‘The Future of Farming’. Taking place at the Kent Showground in Detling, farmers, growers, agriculturalists, and industry experts gathered to hear from a panel of guest speakers, delving into developments in technology, crop…

4 ways to re-use your pumpkin this halloween

According to research, over 8 million pumpkins are thrown away each year in the United Kingdom, which is an enormous amount of waste! Here are 4 things you can do with your left-over pumpkins this Halloween. 1. Feed the wildlife Left over pumpkin carvings make delicious and nutritious food for your local wildlife. Squirrels, foxes,…

3 New Scholars Join Kent County Agricultural Society

The Kent County Agricultural Society are delighted to welcome three new students to the Kent Rural Scholarship Scheme. The new scholars include, Daniel Smith, Finn Shelby-Green and Nicola Godfrey who will all be commencing further education this year. Daniel & Finn are both looking forward to studying FdFc Agriculture at the University Centre of Hadlow…

Record Number of Visitors for 91st Kent County Show

The Kent County Show has been hailed a success by organisers, the Kent County Agricultural Society, after attracting approximately 80,000 visitors over the three days, the Kent County Show returned as one of the county’s major summer events. Following a cancelled show in 2020, and a restricted number of visitors at the 2021 Summer Fayre,…

How to attract bees to your garden with a bee hotel

We’re buzzing for World Bee Day which is one Friday 20th May this year, and to celebrate we’re sharing our top tips on how to make your garden more bee-friendly. Why are bees important? Bees play an extremely important role in balancing the ecosystem and encouraging biodiversity. Bees help to pollinate plants by transferring large…