We had a grand day at Loddington on Thurdsday, although the weather was cold, it was dry and great to see the FWAG advisors out in force.
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Delivering advice, the importance of partnerships, good science and visual demonstrations were the order of the day. Sir James Paice was the keynote speaker at the launch of the FWAG Association at GWCT Allerton Project. Representatives from many of the FWAG regions, LEAF, GWCT, NFU, RSPB and Environment Agency were present.
The coveted Silver Lapwing award, sponsored by Waitrose, was won by Graham Dixon from Northumberland. Graham farms 1000 acres on land which rises to 1,200 feet.
Judge Charles Beaumont said: "In a field of finalists, Alwinton Farm was outstanding in its commitment to wildlife conservation in difficult farming conditions.
"Graham Dixon is a shining example of someone who has taken expert advice and implemented it without detriment to the profitability of his business."
The runner-up was Edward Cross of Abbey Farm, Flitcham, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
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