17 April, 2012
A young student from West Devon has won a
prestigious award due to his natural ability in the agricultural
This Is North Devon reports that James Miller, from Hatherleigh,
managed to fend off three other finalists to be named Farmers
Guardian Agricultural Student of the Year 2012.
Miller, currently a second year student at the Royal Agriculture
College (RAC) in Cirencester, managed to beat runner-up Laura
Burnett from Aberdeen, Joseph Williams from Shropshire and fellow
RAC student Tom Coate, cites Farmers Guardian.
As a result of his win, Miller has been awarded a 12-month
placement in either Australia or Canada in order to continue with
his fledging career in the agriculture industry.
Miller commented on his win: "I was very shocked to win this
competition, especially with the high quality of finalists. I was
pleased with getting shortlisted, let alone getting into the final
and winning. It has changed my career prospects and improved my
future in the industry."
Farmers Guardian features editor Danusia Osiowy, who was also
one of the judges of the competition, spoke highly of Miller and
his triumph: "James has grappled with various challenges to date
and turned them into positive experiences. I have no doubt the
opportunity to undertake an international work placement will be
crucial in the next chapter of his career."
Source: Vertical Leap