Congratulations to NIAB CEO Dr Tina Barsby who has been awarded an Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS).
The Associateship is in recognition of meritorious contribution to the agricultural and land-based industries of the UK and is awarded to those who can demonstrate the required high level of achievement.
Jim Godfrey, President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, presented Tina with the Award at reception hosted by Baroness Hazel Byford at the House of Lords on 7th March 2018 (see image). It was a busy week for Tina as she also attended an Investiture at Buckingham Palace, receiving her OBE from The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles.
Holders of the Awards of Associateship and Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies cover a wide spectrum. The Awards reward personal achievement in a professional capacity and recipients are frequently individuals of influence within Agriculture. They range from practical farmers to academics, company directors, media practitioners, administrators, advisors and consultants.
The scheme is administered by the Council for Awards, which consists of representatives of the participating Royal Agricultural Societies, members elected by the Fellows, ex-officio and co-opted members. The Council is supported by a National Panel in each of the four nations of the UK. Candidates for awards are initially invited by National Panels before recommendation to the Council.