Yorkshire Agricultural Society
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is a registered
charity, founded in 1837. Objectives are:
- To support and promote agriculture as well as
rural and allied industries throughout the North of England. This includes
championing the role of farmers as providers of high-quality produce and
encouraging consumers to choose healthy and local produce.
- To advance and encourage agricultural research
and a greater understanding and empathy with farming and the countryside
amongst the general public and particularly children.
- To advance and encourage the protection and
sustainability of the environment.
- To organize and host the annual Great Yorkshire
Show to promote farming, food and the countryside.
Through these networks, they aim to help ensure that the
agricultural community is stronger, fitter and better equipped for tomorrow.
Farming Networks provide support, advice and opportunity for
those within the agricultural industry to develop both personally and
They organize and facilitate events for the farming and
rural community at a number of different locations across Yorkshire, offering
support, inspiration and knowledge transfer.