A night of celebration for the best in farming

17 August 2022

Three people in a line holding various awards

Farmer of the year Chris Berry (c) with wife Sarah (l) and Graeme Cock of Mole Valley Farmers

Devon Farm Business Awards has returned after a three-year hiatus to celebrate the best of farming in the county.

Organised by the Addington Fund and Devon County Agricultural Association, there were eight categories, culminating in the Farmer of the Year award.

The winners were:

  • Cathy Case (Best Woman in Agriculture)
  • David and Helen Camp (Best Sustainable Farming Initiative)
  • Mark and Paul Glanvill (Best Dairy Farmer)
  • Chris and Kathryn Labdon (Best Farm Processor)
  • Tom Chanter (Best Commercial Farmer)
  • Jerry Sanders-Carr (Farm Diversification Award)

Farming champion

Guy Singh-Watson of Riverford Organic Farmers was named Devon Farming Champion, with that award sponsored by the NFU.

Chris Berry from Higher Thornton Farm was announced as Devon’s Farmer of the Year 2022 and also bagged the Best Young Farmer title.

He said: “It’s really nice to be recognised and rewarded for the efforts we young farmers put into agriculture, so to be nominated, short listed and win the awards is truly fantastic.”

Choir entertains

The audience were also entertained by Devon Young Farmers Choir who performed selections by the Foo Fighters and Adele.

Overall the evening raised more than £10,000 for the Addington Fund.


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