Neil Darwent – BBC Outstanding Farmer of the Year
I am delighted to have won the 2014 BBC Food & Farming Award for Outstanding Farmer of the Year. Listen here to the award ceremony.
I was presented with the award by Adam Henson and Mike Gooding at a celebration of food and farming held in Bristol on Thursday evening. I was privileged to find myself in the company of food producers, chefs, market organisers, food writers – amongst them a host of celebrities, including Jamie Oliver, Mary Berry and Raymond Blanc.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has got in touch since the Award winners were announced and wished me well with the Free Range Dairy initiative. This recognition for my efforts to develop a better understanding of the value of milk and dairy products from Britain’s pasture-based dairy herds provides a huge boost to the cause.
If you produce, process or consume milk and dairy products sign up to the Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise and help us secure a sustainable supply of healthy milk for future generations.
You can listen to more interviews from the BBC:
- Local radio interview (it begins at about 1 hour and 10 minutes into the programme)
- Farming today interview
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