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FWAG trophyL-R Heidi Thompson (Norfolk FWAG), Martin Hammon (G.S Shropshire & Sons LTD), Nigel Bertram (Kempstone Manor Farm), Charlie MacNicol, Joe Mitchell (Hall Farm), Charles Sayer (Norfolk FWAG)

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the NorfolkFWAG presentation evening for the Ian MacNicol Memorial Trophy at the Anglia Farmers offices. This annual award is presented to a farmer who has made significant contributions to wildlife conservation on their land.

Bayer CropScience was proud to sponsor a video summarising the three Norfolk farmers that were shortlisted for the Ian MacNicol Memorial Trophy.

The shortlisted finalists were: Martin Hammond (G.S. Shropshire & Sons Ltd, West Dereham), Nigel Bertram (Kempstone Manor Farm, Litcham) and Joe Mitchell (Hall Farm – Repps with Bastwick, Great Yarmouth). All of whom demonstrated outstanding conservation efforts and showed how easily nature and the environment can be enhanced within a successful modern farming operation. I was thrilled to see Nigel Bertram win 2015’s Ian MacNicol Memorial Trophy, with the judges impressed at the way the farm integrates its conservation management as professionally as its whole farming operation.

For more information on Norfolk FWAG and the Ian MacNicol Memorial Trophy visit: http://www.norfolkfwag.co.uk

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