Farm student best in his field

AN agriculture student from Ceredigion has clinched a prestigious award thanks to his dedication to becoming the best in his field. Huw Milwyn Lewis, who studies at Coleg Meirion- Dwyfor in Gwynedd, won the land management and production young learner of the year category at Lantra’s 2014 land-based learner of the year awards. The awards ceremony, held during the Winter Fair, recognise and celebrate the success of learners in Wales’ land-based and environmental industries. The awards were presented by deputy farming and food minister Rebecca Evans. Huw is studying for a Level 3 diploma in agriculture and his commitment and passion for farming impressed the judging panel. Lantra Wales national director Kevin Thomas said: THuw has taken every opportunity to upskill himself for a future in the agricultural sector and is implementing many ideas on the family farm.T Runner-up to Huw was Megan Wilkins who is studying for a Level 3 agriculture apprenticeship at Bridgend College. Although from a non-agricultural background, Megan demonstrated great energy and commitment for learning through her Pathways to Apprenticeship programme and current course. Highly commended prizes went to Rhidian Thomas, who was nominated by Simply The Best Training, and Sion Aran Jones from Coleg Meirion- Dwyfor. Rhidian, who lives and works on his family’s sheep farm, completed a plant maintenance apprenticeship in 2013 and is applying to become a Lantra Awards ATV instructor

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