Harper alumnus James Evans, from Llangedwyn, Oswestry, has been awarded the 2017 NFU Cymru/ NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year.
During a presentation at the Welsh Dairy Show in October, James was presented with the top prize of £300 and a Welsh slate engraved cheese board by Cabinet Secretary for Envrionment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM and NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones.
Speaking after the presentation, NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman Aled Jones said: "I would like to congratulate James on winning this award it was very refreshing to see a young person implementing excellent staff training regimes and rewarding staff for best practice."
Dai Davies OBE, Chairman of NFU Mutual's Advisory Board in Wales, said: "This award is about highlighting the fact that Wales has some of the finest, most passionate stockpeople that you will find anywhere in the world. James' application ticked every box that we were looking for so it's pleasing that we've been able to showcase his contribution to the industry with this award."