Our History in Sussex

Sussex & Studholm Agricultural Society #21 is the oldest agricultural society in the world, opening in 1841. View a brief timeline illustrating major events in our co-op’s history.


1841 - Sussex & Studholm Agricultural Society #21 established

1842 - Livestock Improvement

1848 - First Seed Imported

1850 - First Plowing Match

1851 - First Agricultural Exhibition

1858 - First Livestock Auction

1926 - First Hog Shipping Club

1928 - First TB Test

1938 - Opened First Seed Cleaning Facility

1940 - First Feed Warehouse

1950 - Established Community Pasture at Gilbert Island

1951 - Lloyd Murray was hired as first GM

1970 - Grocery Store Opening

1987 - Fire

1988 - Farm Store Opening

1988 - Feed Mill Opening

1989 - Gas Car Opening

2011 - Book written on the history of Sussex & Studholm Agricultural Society #21 – Determined to Prosper by David Bent

2013 - November 18 Food Market Opening

2014 – Gas Bar Closes

2015 - Food Market Closure

"Determined to Prosper" book cover
Mr. & Mrs. Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker – Frank served on our board and now our Member of the Year Award is named after him.

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