Posted 22 October 2020
“Coming from a non-farming background I feel humbled and it means a lot to be recognised for the hard work I have put in.”
Megan Edwards, 22, has been named the British Farming Awards Agricultural Student of the Year, securing the title for Harper Adams for the second year in a row and for the sixth time in eight years.
The recent BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Animal Science graduate was revealed as the winner last night, 21 October, in a digital awards ceremony celebrating achievements in the British farming industry.
Megan, from Newport, Shropshire, shared her passion for learning; enthusiasm for increasing her skill set; and her commitment to speaking about farm safety, which ultimately made her stand out from the other finalists.
Megan said: “I am overwhelmed to have received such a prestigious award in recognition of my hard work and dedication to such an incredible industry.
“Coming from a non-farming background I feel humbled and it means a lot to be recognised for the hard work I have put in.
“There are so many agricultural students coming into the industry with fresh ideas and a willingness to try and make a difference.
“I am excited to have started my graduate scheme with Avara and see the opportunities that this will bring.
“I am unbelievably passionate about British agriculture and I am delighted to be able to begin a lifelong career in a sector that I find utterly fascinating.”
Having now started in her graduate role, Megan is continuing to push herself out of her comfort zone and seize opportunities - a quality the judges recognised at the ceremony.
They said: “Megan has created a plethora of opportunities which she has seized with admirable energy, self-motivation and enthusiasm.
“She demonstrates a clarity of thinking using a whole variety of platforms and which has seen her elevate her profile both inside and outside of agricultural student life.
“Definitely one to watch out for in the future.”