Welcome to agrena, Part of the RAMSAK Group
Farm and Landowners have always been good neighbours to one another but the idea of a co-operative to help share farming resources has emerged more recently. In the late 1980s, groups of farmers all over the country set up self help organisations called ‘Machinery Rings’. As the business has grown, so have the diversity of services offered, developing the company in to a business offering services to all rural and land-based businesses and properties, resulting from a move away from the machinery ring towards a farming and rural co-operative, now known as 'agrena'. Our aim is to provide a one-stop shop for all agricultural and rural services covering the counties of Kent, East and West Sussex, and Eastern Surrey.
Rural business is a community under huge financial pressures and only by working together can we survive. agrena is unique in its range of products and services available across the South East of England (and further afield) in that it is owned by its members who live and work where the business covers. An enormous plus for our members are the dedicated team who know their members, this is no faceless or nameless service. Every year we see further consolidation within the rural economy it so important that Ramsak has created such a strong and diverse business to support them with cost savings across almost every supply, input and service required.
Supplementing our range of services, we now deliver the largest agricultural machinery show owned by farmers in the country meaning we can showcase the best, cost effective machinery available. Our shows also demonstrate what a great range of suppliers we have. If ever there was a time to join a group offering to take the weight of purchasing and invoicing off your mind then it is now and I know the team will be delighted to be help in any way they can.
Pitchfork events is another subsidiary of RAMSAK Ltd. Pitchfork manages the successful AgriSouth in partnership with NIAB TAG and Vine-Expo in partnership with Vineyard Magazine. For more information, photo galleries and trade stand booking application forms, please visit the websites www.agri-south.co.uk and www.vine-expo.co.uk.
Following its successful launch in October 2016, The Farmers Ball and Farming Awards will return for its third year in 2018 on Saturday 1st December. We are now fully booked for this event, but coverage will be published by South East Farmer Magazine, sponsors of the Farming Awards, shortly after the event.
On our website, you will see information on the many of the rural services and commodities that we have to offer and the events that we hold.