30 October 2017
Dual award winner Clare James, 22 from Powys, was presented with the Irish Bowl and NFU Mutual Agribusiness Leader of Tomorrow Award when she graduated from Harper Adams University with a first class honours BSc Agri-business.
Clare received the Irish Bowl Award for demonstrating outstanding qualities and being highly involved with the University community as well as an extremely employable individual.
Clare received the NFU Mutual Agribusiness Leader of Tomorrow Award for the best student on the Agribusiness course.
Course leader, Pam Whitehouse said: “Clare has immersed herself in all aspects of academic life, she has been an excellent student, a student ambassador, a course representative and also been involved in many discussion groups and visits, particularly representing agriculture in Wales.”
The 22-year-old from Wales, carried out her placement year with Dunbia Meats and wrote her dissertation on the red meat sector with a project entitled: Is PH the best method of determining Dark, Firm and Dry (DFD) Beef.
Pam also said: “I think that Clare definitely has the makings of an Agri-Business leader of tomorrow and we wish her well in her graduate career which she will start after travelling to the USA to develop her own and industry knowledge of the Cattle Grading System in America, for three months from October 2017 - January 2018. Her findings will be circulated throughout the industry with the aim to progress the UK beef sector. This visit has been funded from a range of scholarships that Clare has been awarded.”