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Dairy farming in Ilminster boy's blood
8:00am Monday 28th October 2013 in Ilminster
A YOUNGSTER from the town has won a prestigious scholarship designed to support students in the dairy industry.
Henry Lucas is this year’s Wyke Farms winner in the West Country Dairy Awards and has won £1,000 towards his studies in dairy farming as a result.
He is studying for a degree in agriculture at Harper Adams University and has always been actively involved in his family’s dairy farm in Puckington.
Henry said: “This funding will help me with day-to-day living costs at university and also go towards expensive competency tests which are critical in securing a placement at a progressive dairy.
“The skills which I’ll learn on placement will enable me to create the best dairy herd when I return home.”
Rich Clothier, managing director and third generation family member at Wyke Farms, said: “We are proud to be supporting the future of dairy farming and to be able to help students, such as Henry, through their studies.
"Henry has a real enthusiasm and passion for dairy farming that was immediately evident.”
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