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 The Canterbury Farmers' Club was formed in January 1793 and may well be the
 oldest farmers’ club in the country.

 Its objectives are to stimulate understanding and discussion between those with
 an interest in agriculture or rural affairs.

 Today it has a membership of around 360 from a wide area in Kent, and whilst the
 majority earn their livelihood from farming the land there is a significant
 proportion of members who are involved in the allied professions (the law, land
 agency, agronomy, education, accountancy, etc). The history of the club, from
 1793 to 1993, is the subject of an informative and fascinating book "The Farmers
 at the 'Fountain'" by Richard Fuller.

 Monthly Club meetings are currently held in the Hempstead House Hotel in
 Sittingbourne, Kent and begin with a seated supper followed by a speaker or
 perhaps a debate on topics of current relevance to members. Attendance of these
 popular meetings ranges from 50 to 100, and guests of members are always

 The Club is a keen supporter of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and
 the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust.

 If you're a farmer in Kent, or in an agricultural profession, come along to the
 Canterbury Farmers' Club - some insightful speakers and events, together with
 support from your local peers.

If you would like more information please contact the Secretary – Richard Davis at
Chavereys Mall House The Mall Faversham Kent ME13 8JL   Phone 01795 594495 or
email on canterburyfarmersclub@chavereys.co.uk.

If you would like to join the club you will find full details on the joining page on this website.