This year’s National Arable and Grassland awards were held last night - and Harper students and alumni were strongly represented.
We previewed the awards with this piece, and three of the four nominees won their respective categories.
BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Marketing with Business graduate Emily McGowan, from Country Down, was named Young Farmer of the Year
The first winner of the #NAGAwards 2023 is Emily McGowan of Mill Bank Farm – the Young Farmer of the Year! Congratulations Emily and thank you to award collector Jill Hewitt. pic.twitter.com/dpCS8oGVUY— Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer (@Farmconmagazine) February 9, 2023
Harper Adams Masters graduate Alice Andrews was named Young Agronomist of the Year.
The winner of the #NAGAwards Young Agronomist of the Year accolade is Alice Andrews of Ceres Rural. Congratulations Alice on your fantastic win and thank you to UPL for sponsoring this award. pic.twitter.com/dQAanVCCNy— Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer (@Farmconmagazine) February 9, 2023
And finally, current BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Crop Management student Eleanor Gilbert joined her stepfather Dan Willis onstage as their family company FC Cummins and Sons took the Oilseed Grower of the Year award.
Absolutely brilliant night at #NAGAwards with @PatrickJMonahan— Berkshire Farm Girl ???????? (@LittleBigFarm) February 9, 2023
We were all looked after so well.
Thank you to all the sponsors and organizers ??
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners ?? #oilseedrape pic.twitter.com/nvT1h3BXKb
Congratulations to all the evening's winners!