18th century European scholarly societies and academies/Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society



Name: Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society

Alternative Names: Manchester and Liverpool Agricutlural Society; Royal Manchester, Liverpool and North Lancashire Agricultural Society

Country: England

City: Manchester (later Preston)

Founding Date: 1767

The society was founded in 1767 and possibly started the oldest Agricultural Show in England. The society ran these shows from town to town in the Lancashire area. The society is led by a council made of a diverse group of people ranging from farming experts to business professionals. The Young Farmers' and NFU Club are also recognized in the Council.



The Royal Manchester, Liverpool, and North Lancashire Agriculutal Society Journal and the Royal Lancashire Agriculutual Society Annual Journal can be found at the U.S. National Agricultural Library.



"A Brief History". Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society. 2009. rlas.co.uk. (official website of the society)