Search

Special awards for Norfolk farmers

PUBLISHED: 11:05 12 March 2011 | UPDATED: 10:33 15 March 2011

Lord Plumb (left) presents Felmingham-based farmer Jim Papworth with his Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies citation.

Lord Plumb (left) presents Felmingham-based farmer Jim Papworth with his Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies citation.

Archant

Two of Norfolk’s best-known farmers have been recognised by the Royal Agricultural Societies for their contribution to the industry over many years.

Henry Cator receives the scroll conferring his associateship status from Lord Plumb.

The awards were presented at a reception at the House of Lords by Lord Plumb, former president of the European Parliament and also past president of the National Farmers’ Union.

Lord Plumb, of Coleshill, Warwickshire, presented a Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies to Jim Papworth, who was already an associate.

The citation recognised the great efforts over many years to promote education and better understanding of food and farming by Mr Papworth, of LF Papworth, based at Lodge Farm, Felmingham, near North Walsham.

Mr Papworth and his family have been encouraging children from schools in his local area to visit the farms over many years.

Also, he has been a great supporter of Norfolk’s farming charity, the Clan Trust, as well as Aylsham Agricultural Show Association’s efforts to promote the farming 
industry.

Henry Cator, of Broad Farm, Salhouse, was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS) in recognition of his role in leading the Royal Agricultural Society of England as chairman of trustees.

He was for 11 years chairman of the council of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. Mr Cator runs a mixed farm of about 200 hectares that includes a pedigree herd of British White cattle.

Beef from the herd is sold through his farm shop at Blofield, east of Norwich. And, over the past seven years, Mr Cator and his team have welcomed hundreds of youngsters from local schools to visit his farm.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Insight

Dan Evans, a partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, considers whether Overage is a sensible option or an unnecessary complication.

At this time of year, many of us throw caution to the wind so we can ensure our loved ones have a good time over Christmas.

Women in Business

cover

Enjoy the
Women in Business
digital edition

Read

Business East

cover

Enjoy the
Business East
digital edition

Read

The Best Employers

cover

Enjoy the
Best Employers
digital edition

Read

Celebrating Success

cover

Enjoy the
Celebrating Success
digital edition

Read

B2B Exhibition

cover

Enjoy the
B2B Exhibition
digital edition

Read

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100