Founded in 1957 by our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, and 12 international Agricultural Societies at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Our History

  • Initial aim to promote the work of Agricultural Show Societies by providing a network/forum for discussion of the latest ideas, techniques and experiences.
  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT was the first President of the RASC, a role which he undertook for over 50 years.
  • HRH The Princess Royal is now President.
  • Today, the RASC is a “not for profit” company, limited by guarantee and has charitable status. It is managed by a Board of Trustees comprising nine elected and two appointed member representatives together with three honorary officers.
Princess Anne talking to delegates