Estates Director awarded Associate Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies
John Varley, Estates Director for Clinton Devon Estates, has been awarded an Associate Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in recognition of his 'distinguished achievement in agriculture and land based industries'.
Mr Varley, who has been with the Estates since 2000 was presented with the award at a ceremony in the House of Lords by Lord Plumb of Coleshill, a Senior Agriculturalist who is a former President of the European Parliament and former NFU President.
The selection was made by the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies, which annually recognises outstanding efforts in all aspects of practical farming, including research, economics, commercial and administration.
Secretary for the English Panel of the Council for Awards, Malcolm Stansfield MBE said; "John Varley's Associate Fellowship has been awarded in recognition of his distinguished achievement in agriculture and land based industries, particularly his outreach. He has also contributed significantly as a member of the Royal Agricultural Society Practice with Science Group."
The Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies is assisted by national panels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Associateship of the council (ARAgS) may be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate to two assessors appointed by the council, a significant contribution through innovation, excellence in technical performance, leadership in agricultural organisations or other services to the community.
John Varley is also a Non Executive Board Member at Environment Agency and is on the National Trust Land Use Panel.