Award winner

Craig Connell from Wanton Walls Farm near Lauder was awarded the ‘Agricultural Runner-Up of the Year’ award at the eighth annual Lantra Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year awards.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 11th March 2011, 11:00 am

Craig, who is completing a Modern Apprentice in Mixed Farming with Borders College said: “The variety of subjects covered during the course has given me advantages in my day to day role, teaching me different ways to do things.

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“Along with my father, we want to push our farm forward and continue to farm to the highest standard and be able to produce top quality crops and livestock.”

A total of 25 prizes were presented during the awards ceremony which was organised by Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries. The awards, which attracted over 60 nominations, are designed to inspire new entrants to take up a career in the land-based and aquaculture sector and make employers aware of the benefits of a well trained workforce.