Local Wildlife Trust farm adviser shortlisted for prestigious national award

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Principal Farm Adviser, Alison Cross, has been recognised as one of the best land advisers in Britain, making the shortlist for a top prize in the 2019 Farmers Weekly Awards.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Principal Farm Adviser, Alison Cross, has been recognised as one of the best land advisers in Britain, making the shortlist for a top prize in the 2019 Farmers Weekly Awards.

Alison has made it to the final three for the Arable Adviser of the Year award, which are sponsored by Agrovista. Alison’s success is an encouraging sign of the growing awareness around farming’s role in addressing environmental challenges.

The Farmers Weekly Awards are judged by an expert panel consisting of previous winners and industry experts. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 3 October at London’s Grosvenor House.

Alison Cross -  Arable adviser of the year at the farmers weekly awards

 

Alison said: “I’m over the moon to have been nominated for this award and to have got to the final three is something I would never have imagined. It is an exciting time to be working with farmers: there is rapidly growing awareness of the importance of nature both in its own right and crucially for healthy, functioning farming systems.”

Over the past year Alison has offered her expertise on the management of more than 16,000 hectares (39,536 acres) of land across Hampshire. By empowering individuals to support nature’s recovery beyond the borders of our nature reserves, Alison is paving the way towards a wilder future for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.