The hard work and commitment of talented people working in agriculture across the UK was recognized on the Queen’s birthday.
The honors recognize the impressive contributions and service of farmers, agricultural scientists and researchers, industry leaders and government officials.
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Cambridgeshire farmer Michael Sly, chairman of the board of NFU Sugar, has been awarded an MBE for his services to farming in East Anglia.
Mr Sly, chairman of English Mustard Growers, has played a pivotal role in safeguarding English mustard production in the UK.
Congratulating Mr Sly, NFU President Minette Batters said: “Michael’s passion for agriculture is matched only by his enthusiasm for sharing it with the public and for over 15 years he has welcomed tens of thousands of people to his farm every year to learn about food. , agriculture and its history in the Fagnes.
Dr Margaret Hardy received an MBE for services to the poultry sector in Northern Ireland, and Alexander Colin Dickson also obtained an MBE, for services to horticulture in the country.
Former Defra officer Sarah Bradbury was awarded an MBE for her services to agriculture and the administration of justice.
Long-serving Aylsham Show secretary Chris Self has been awarded an MBE for his service to agriculture and the Norfolk farming community.
“I am extremely delighted, but completely shocked and surprised – I did not expect to be honored with an MBE,” he said. North Norfolk News.
“I think it’s a recognition of the profile of the Aylsham Show, and not just of an individual.”
Stanley Morris, chair of the food, drink and agriculture board at the private sector economic development agency Opportunity North East, has been awarded an MBE for his service to the food and drink sector in Scotland .
Agricultural science and research
Professor Janet Dwyer received an OBE for her services to rural research. Professor Dwyer was Director of the Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire between 2013 and 2021.
Dr Jenna Ross received an OBE for services to agriculture and science. Dr Ross – a scholar from Nuffield Farming, conference director from Oxford Farming and industry champion from Lantra Scotland – said she was honored to be recognised.
“I very much look forward to using my OBE to help positively advocate for our amazing industry and all it has to offer, now and in the future,” said Dr Ross, who is an award-winning scientist.
Sean Hogan, chairman of the TB Eradication Partnership, received an OBE for his services to agriculture in Northern Ireland.
Timothy Irwin, Director of the Environment Agency of Northern Ireland, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, received an OBE for public service.
Derbyshire farmer Michael Seals has been recognized for his service to the animal health and welfare sectors. The former chairman of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England was awarded a CBE.
Professor Glyn Hewinson has also been recognized by a CBE for his services to animal health and welfare. Professor Hewinson holds the Ser Cymru Research Chair at the Center of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales and is a former Senior Scientist at APHA.