Cream of the crop at Cornwall Farm Business Awards

Thu 7th Mar 2013

The fourth Cornwall Farm Business Awards took place at the Royal Cornwall Showground on Thursday 28th February 2013, with over 190 guests enjoying a celebration of Cornwall’s finest agricultural producers.

Coodes’ are proud as founder and primary sponsor to continue their association and support of the awards and in particular the work of the Addington Fund (

Photograph by Emily Whitfield-Wicks WMN Cornwall Farm Business Awards 2013. L-R WMN Editor Bill, Pam Johns (Coodes), Ian Bell (Event Organizer) Addington Fund, and Lord Don Curry (Guest of honor).
L-R Bill Martin, Editor, Western Morning News; Pam Johns, Partner, Coodes; Ian Bell, OBE, Addington; Lord Curry of Kirkharle.

Organised by the Addington Fund, the event aims to promote the work of the charity which supports farming families through its Strategic Rural Housing Scheme and Trustees Discretionary Fund.

Launched in 2010, the Awards celebrate the important role of farmers and food suppliers, and their contribution to the economy of Cornwall. Each category recognises individual excellence within Cornwall’s farming and food industry and highlights the need to support Cornish farmers and food producers.

Members of the public, farmers and trade had the opportunity to identify the most innovate and forward thinking farmers and growers from their area, in a range of categories.

The winners were:

  • Best Commercial Farmer– Sponsored by Hodgsons – won by David Simmons of Riviera Produce
  • Best Woman in Farming – Sponsored by World Wide Financial Planning – won jointly by Sally Lugg of the Primrose Herd and Emma Martin of Martin’s Dairy.
  • Best Farm Processor – Sponsored by Cornwall Agricultural Council – won by Sarah Talbot-Ponsonby of Helsett Farm.
  • Cornwall’s Best Dairy Farmer – Sponsored by Rodda’s – Won by Chris & Rachel Knowles of Trink Dairy Ltd.
  • Best Farm Diversification – Sponsored by Chesterton Humberts & AMC – won by J Tamblyn & Son
  • Best Farming Champion – Sponsored by NFU – Won by Maud & Mike Maddock.
  • Cornwall’s Farmer of the Year – Sponsored by Cornish Mutual – Won by Chris & Rachel Knowles of Trink Dairy Ltd.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thu 7th Mar 2013

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