CLA members win at the Farmers Weekly Awards 2011
The CLA today (7 October) congratulated four members on winning a prestigious Farmers Weekly Award.
The awards for Diversification Farmer of the Year went to John and Rosemary Barnes who have built up a successful farm shop and wedding venue business at Packington Moor Farm in Staffordshire.
Chris Dowse, the estate manager on Sir Richard Sutton's Settled Estate in Lincolnshire won the award for Countryside Farmer of the Year.
The award for Farm Adviser of the Year went to James Miles-Hobbs of Rural Development Associates based in Wiltshire. James sits on the CLA's Business and Rural Economy Sub-Committee.
Will Simkin of Essington Fruit Farm near Wolverhampton won Local Food Farmer of the Year. Will's father Richard was a CLA Staffordshire Committee member.
CLA President William Worsley wished huge congratulations to the winners.
He said: "CLA members are among the most innovative of people and I am delighted that so many of our members have won a Farmers Weekly Award in recognition for all their hard work. Their dedication to the land and rural enterprise is truly inspiring and Chris, John, Rosemary, James and Will truly deserve their awards."
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