Farmers Weekly Online have today profiled their three Ag Student of the Year finalists – including the two Harper Adams students in the running for the award.
The magazine catches up with Harper Adams students Sam Allison and Ben Chilman, finding out what makes them tick, what drew them to follow their farming dreams – and what the awards judges are saying.
Speaking about Sam, judges say: “Sam is inquisitive and business-savvy. This entrepreneurship and desire to keep learning in order to improve his pick-your-own business mark him out as one to watch in the UK soft fruit sector.”
And when it comes to Ben, the judges believe: “Ben is a skilled communicator and is using his talent to help promote the industry and address key issues such as poor mental health, while playing a prominent role on his mixed family farm.”