About Us

The organisers of Power in Action

After sponsoring Power in Action for some time, Farmers Guide became more involved in the event’s organisation in 2007.

Farmers Guide was launched in September 1979. The monthly magazine, now distributed free to farmers nationally, is produced by a family owned and managed company committed to serving the agricultural industry.

The magazine began with the intention of offering a means of low-cost and effective advertising both for its readers and their suppliers, and still fulfills this role today. Farmers Guide was the first publication to offer farmers free advertising for equipment sold off the farm.

For more information, visit: www.farmersguide.co.uk.

The Suffolk Farm Machinery Club was formed (as the East Suffolk Farm Machinery Club) in 1960 in Ipswich, but has grown to cover most of the county. Open to anyone interested in farm machinery, it now has centres at Bury St Edmunds, Debenham, Halesworth and Woodbridge. The annual subscription entitles members to attend evening meetings at any or all of the centres.

Some meetings are held at dealers’ premises or other venues of interest to the club, and there is also an annual trip to Europe which is open to members and friends. Destinations include John Deere’s Mannheim tractor plant, in Germany, which the club visited in 2005, and the Claas factory at Saulgau, also Germany, which was the club’s destination in 2006.

The club’s Schemer of the Year competition looks for members’ best inventions and modifications, for which awards are presented at the Annual Club Dinner.

Contact the club’s Honorary Secretary, Brian Bell, for more information on: 01473 890456.