Graduate Amy is in line for top award

Amy Sharp - in line for top student award
Amy Sharp - in line for top student award

A university graduate from Woodhall Spa is on course to win the British Farming’s Agricultural Student of the Year award.

Amy Sharp has graduated with a BSc (Hons) agriculture degree from the Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

She is one of three students from the university battling it out with two other hopefuls on the final shortlist for the prestigious award.

Amy said she was inspired by a placement year at Moy Park, one of the UK’s top 15 food producing companies.

As part of the final year of her course, she is investigating the potential of an alternative protein source for use in poultry diets.

Amy was also part of a team that helped to raise more than £40,000 for an African farming charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

She took part in the challenge alongside colleagues from Lincolnshire egg business, LJ Fairburn and Son.

Amy is currently travelling in Canada and the USA but will be returning to Fairburn and Son as agricultural manager.

She said: “It’s such an honour to be shortlisted for the Agricultural Student of the Year.

“I’m looking forward to celebrating the achievements of the other finalists at the awards ceremony.”

The winners will be announced on October 15.