We have the opportunity to further develop the partnerships between the commonwealth countries, resulting in a supportive body for agricultural societies across the world.
Showcase your society and help us to further engage with Agricultural bodies across the Commonwealth by joining today and new ideas, fresh campaigns and unique tools could be at your fingertips. Why not see what our current members have to say about their friendship with RASC…
“Show organisations across the globe have a huge amount in common and often face the same issues and have the same concerns, particularly in this post Covid period when the wish to return to more normal times and to provide events where our Members, Competitors and Exhibitors can again meet, compete and generally move forward is paramount. Organisations such as the RASC provide a very valuable resource to enable our member organisations to meet, whether in person or virtually, to swop ideas and offer support across a wealth of diverse countries.”
Chris Riddle ARAgS – Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association
“Being an RASC Member opens up doors beyond your own country and situations. It connects you to a global network of likeminded leaders and organisations in order to stay on the forefront of agricultural shows and exhibitions.”
Breyton Milford – Operations Manager: Agri-Expo, South Africa.
We asked Greg Smith, Chief Executive, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA), to offer a perspective on what the RASC means to him and how it benefits his organisation:
“I’ve only known about the RASC for a few years personally but its relationship with the RNAA reaches right back to 1957. But from here in Norfolk we might ask why we’re involved with ‘the voice of agriculture in the Commonwealth’? Put quite simply, I can see several key benefits:
- The RASC is a unique, agricultural, organisation that reaches around the Commonwealth and beyond. As such, it is a terrific network that brings all together with one aim – supporting agriculture.
- The RASC also provides development opportunities for our members, including NGs. The Commonwealth Agriculture Conference – and its pre- and post-conference activities is excellent, and I’ve come away from the two I’ve now attended with new ideas that have had direct benefit to our association.
- The RASC provides a ‘bridge’ to the major Shows and Fairs organisations in the world – and it ‘reaches back’ to the Commonwealth (and its Secretariat) through which we can exert influence on policies that affect agriculture and food production across the world.
- And looking to the future, the RASC’s Next Generation offers unparalleled experience and opportunity for the young people who’ll be leading and shaping agriculture in the future. In addition to making new friends, our NGs have come back inspired and with tangible benefits from the places they’ve been to.”
Greg Smith, Chief Executive, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA)