For Farmers

Agriculture is at the heart of the Great Yorkshire Show and supporting and celebrating farming is an integral part of what we do.

From expert talks to discount tickets, national competitions and displays of top-of-the-range equipment, the Great Yorkshire Show covers all faces of farming life.

There are a range of free events to enjoy over the course of the show, many of which are hosted by YAS Farming Networks , there really is something for everyone (see below for full event listings).

There’s also top quality livestock in competition and the Grand Cattle Parade in the Main Ring on Wednesday and Friday is a sight not to be missed.

Over at the machinery lines, there’s the latest in agricultural technology from tractors to combines and every farming implement in between.

Get your BASIS and DairyPro points here

If you are a member of the BASIS or DairyPro professional registers you can collect CPD points for attending the show and talks hosted by our Networks.

BASIS CPD points

Anyone registered on the BASIS professional register can claim 2 points a day for attending the Great Yorkshire Show.

Visit the information desk in the Foyer of Hall 1 to register to receive the points.

DairyPro CPD points

Anyone registered on the DairyPro professional register can claim 2 points overall for attending the Great Yorkshire Show.

Visit the information desk in the Foyer of Hall 1 to register to receive the points.

For Farmers

Agriculture is at the heart of the Great Yorkshire Show and supporting and celebrating farming is an integral part of what we do.

From expert talks to discount tickets, national competitions and displays of top-of-the-range equipment, the Great Yorkshire Show covers all faces of farming life.

There are a range of free events to enjoy over the course of the show, many of which are hosted by YAS Farming Networks.  With guest speakers delivering talks on everything from rural crime prevention to innovation, free farmer health checks and supportive farming charities, there really is something for everyone (see below for full event listings).

There’s also top quality livestock in competition and the Grand Cattle Parade in the Main Ring on Wednesday and Thursday is a sight not to be missed.

Over at the machinery lines, there’s the latest in agricultural technology from tractors to combines and every farming implement in between.

Get your BASIS and DairyPro points here

If you are a member of the BASIS or DairyPro professional registers you can collect CPD points for attending the show and talks hosted by our Networks.

BASIS CPD points

Anyone registered on the BASIS professional register can claim 2 points a day for attending the Great Yorkshire Show.

Visit the information desk in the Foyer of Hall 1 to register to receive the points.

DairyPro CPD points

Anyone registered on the DairyPro professional register can claim 2 points overall for attending the Great Yorkshire Show.

Visit the information desk in the Foyer of Hall 1 to register to receive the points.

Show Tickets

Discount entry tickets for farmers for 2021 are available and sold at the following outlets. These are available in advance only from 1 May.

  • BATA/Thompsons/SWLF Country Stores
  • Ripon Farm Services
  • The Russell Group
  • Bentham Auction Mart
  • York Auction Mart
  • CLAAS Eastern
  • NFU Offices
  • NFYFC

Event Timetable

All of these events are free to attend, however, you must have a valid entry ticket to the Great Yorkshire Show to gain admission to the showground.

Tuesday 13 July

Meet the New CLA Director North / Launch of the CLA’s Countryside Code Campaign

The CLA President, Mark Bridgeman, will be joining us on the Tuesday, and members wanting to speak to him can do so at the stand until the early afternoon. Members will also be able to meet new CLA Director North Lucinda Douglas. Retiring CLA Director North Dorothy Fairburn will also say her farewells on this day. The CLA will be launching their Countryside Code campaign and CLA Senior Access Adviser, Sophie Dwerryhouse, will be on hand to answer member’s questions on any issues about public rights of way such as footpaths and bridleways access issues.

Location: What3Words address: /// casual.gates.launch and GYS grid reference: At the corner of Avenue Q

Women in Farming Network Gathering

2pm-3pm, Women In Farming Network gathering in the Picnic Area marquee (Avenue L). A chance to meet up with friends and other WIF members for light summer refreshments, networking and social time. Children very welcome. To register for a place, join the Yorkshire Women In Farming Facebook group and visit the group’s Events page.

Wednesday 14 July

Future Farmers of Yorkshire Breakfast Meeting

7.30am-9am, Future Farmers of Yorkshire Breakfast Meeting in the Picnic Area marquee (Avenue L) exploring the theme of ‘Brand Britain on agriculture’s global stage’. Sponsored by Northern Powergrid and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. For full details and to register, click here.

The CLA Women’s Network Event

The CLA Vice President, Victoria Vyvian, will be at the stand in the morning and will be joined by CLA’s Yorkshire Branch Chair, Richard Murray Wells, to host an event by the CLA’s Women’s Network.

Location: What3Words address: /// casual.gates.launch and GYS grid reference: At the corner of Avenue Q

Farmer Time Reception with the Future Farmers of Yorkshire

12noon-1.30pm, Farmer Time Reception with the Future Farmers of Yorkshire in the Picnic Area marquee (Avenue L). This is your chance to find out more about Farmer Time and how you can get involved with this fantastic educational initiative – register for a place

Engage with Defra

2pm-5pm in the Picnic Area marquee (Avenue L), a great chance to speak directly to the Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) about new policies and services that are helping us move towards a more sustainable farming future. Click here for more details

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Reception

4pm, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Reception, organised by the Future Farmers of Yorkshire and the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, and sponsored by the CLA, Evolution Farming, Lindum and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Taking place on the CLA Stand (no. 192, Avenue O), younger farmers and industry professionals are invited to find out more about the scholarships and why they should consider applying. It is also an opportunity to informally network with Northern scholars and prospective scholars – register for a place

Thursday 15 July

Engage with Defra

From 10.30am in the Picnic Area marquee (Avenue L), a series quickfire presentations held by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to hear more about the work they are doing and providing opportunities for you to get more involved.  Click here for more details

Rural Business Support Drop-in Session

The CLA will be hosting a drop-in event with Yorkshire Food Farming and Rural Network on theme of rural business support from 11.15am – 12.15pm.

Location: What3Words address: /// casual.gates.launch and GYS grid reference: At the corner of

Friday 16 July

Women in Farming Network Gathering

2pm-3pm, Women In Farming Network gathering in the Picnic Area marquee (Avenue L). A chance to meet up with friends and other WIF members for light summer refreshments, networking and social time. Children very welcome. To register for a place, join the Yorkshire Women In Farming Facebook group and visit the group’s Events page.

All Four Days

Women In Farming Network – Photography Exhibition

Check out the Women In Farming Network’s new photography exhibition entitled ‘All in a Day’s Work’ by Ampleforth-based professional photographer Lucy Saggers and featuring 27 carefully curated images of rural women at work across Yorkshire. Visitors can view the exhibition and a short narrative accompanying them on Avenue 7, opposite the Young Farmers’ pavilion.

Farming Help Hub

Visit the Farming Help Hub located on Seventh Avenue next to the Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs pavilion and speak to friendly faces from a range of charities who offer support to the farming community, including: Addington Fund, FCN, Forage Aid, Samaritans and the Farm Safety Foundation (Yellow Wellies). RABI can be found nearby on Avenue O (stand no. 197).

Field Nurse Team

The Field Nurse team will be on hand at stand no. 298 (Fifth Avenue) to chat to farmers and farming families about health and wellbeing.

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