Farming plays a very important role within the Cornish community
Humberts were again proud to support the 2016 Cornwall Farm Business Awards held at the Royal Cornwall Showground on 25 February 2016.
The awards, which started in 2009, as the brain child of Ian Bell of the Addington Fund (www.addingtonfund.org.uk) , have become a well supported annual event and this year recognised some exceptional Cornish businesses in a range of categories including Best Commercial Farmer, Best Dairy Farmer, Best Young Farmer, Best Woman in Farming, Best Farm Processor & Best Green Farmer. With the AMC, Humberts this year co-sponsored the Best Commercial Farmer category. The quality of the shortlisted nominees was excellent, and with stiff competition from James & Jeremy Hosking of Fentongollan Farm, St Michael Penkivel and Andrew Jones of Higher Trevallett Farm, Egloskerry, the winner was Rundle Weldhen of Trekenning Farm, St Columb.
Caroline Lawrence from Humberts said: “Rundle and his partner Joanne Bryant have created an exceptional farming business which has diversified into plant hire and building work. Having taken over the family’s 200 acre farm when he was 22, Rundle now owns some 1,900 acres and farms over 3,000 acres on the edge of St. Columb and around Newquay Airport. The farming business includes combinable crops, a substantial herd of South Devon cattle and over 1000 sheep. The business employs 45 local people and Rundle and Jo are keen supporters of their local community, hosting the Trebudannon Point-to Point and numerous other equestrian and leisure events on their land.
“Farming plays a very important role within the Cornish community and in the current difficult agricultural climate it is really good to have the opportunity to celebrate all that is good in the industry. We are delighted to have supported the awards since their inception and huge thanks needs to be given to Ian Bell and his team for their tireless enthusiasm in organising the event. A significant bonus of the evening was that in excess of £9,000 was raised for the Addington Fund , a farming charity which has become increasingly vital in these challenging times for agriculture”The 2017 Cornwall Farm Business Awards will take place on 23rd February 2017.
Caroline is a Director within the Rural Division. Based in Truro, she has been working in Cornwall for over 20 years.