Who will receive the FUW’s Bob Davies Memorial Award 2016?

by Anne Birkett, FUW Press Officer

PREVIOUS WINNERS: From left, Sheila Coleman, Steve Dube, John Meredith, Barry Alston and Dei Tomos.

PREVIOUS WINNERS: From left, Sheila Coleman, Steve Dube, John Meredith, Barry Alston and Dei Tomos.

The award – in memory of Farmers Weekly Wales correspondent Bob Davies, who died in November 2009 – is offered to a media personality who has raised the public profile of Welsh farming every year. Bob Davies, who lived in Welshpool, Powys, worked for the national magazine Farmers’ Weekly for 44 years. he covered a variety of issues affecting rural life during his career, including foot-and-mouth outbreaks and BSe. The list of those who have previously received the award – a shepherd’s crook specially carved by award winning Aberystwyth stick maker hywel evans – include former FUW director of public relations Peter Roberts, S4C Ffermio presenter and Carmarthenshire farmer’s daughter Meinir howells, experienced Ceredigion TV and radio journalist John Meredith, Swansea-based Telesgop managing director elin Rhys, BBC TV’s Countryfile presenter Adam henson, Farmers Guardian journalist Barry Alston, BBC Radio Cymru’s Dei Tomos, Freelance agricultural journalist Meyrick Brown, founding editor of the Welsh Assembly Government’s bilingual Gwlad magazine Roy hancock, former farming editor of the Western Mail Steve Dube, rural affairs editor at Daily Post (Wales) Andrew Forgrave and Welsh agricultural broadcaster hywel James as well as S4C’s Cefn Gwlad presenter Dai Jones, Llanilar. Through the award the FUW recognises the vital role the media play in highlighting farming and rural affairs issues and bringing the countryside closer to those who may not be directly involved with the industry. The winner for 2016 will be announced at the FUW President’s reception on the Wednesday evening of the show

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