Agricultural winners in the New Year Honours List 2016

The New Year's Honours List 2016 included the following people honoured for services to farming or related subjects.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire – CBE

Prof. Nigel Paul GIBBENS

Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For services to the Veterinary Profession and Animal Welfare.

Gerald LAVERY



Lately Senior Finance Director, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland Executive. For services to the Agri-Food Industry in Northern Ireland.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire – OBE

Stephen John ASHBY

Lately Policy Adviser, International Plant Health, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For services to Protecting Plant Health.

John Christian VARLEY TD

Estate Director, Clinton Devon Estates. For services to Agriculture, the Environment and the Rural Community.

Ian William PIGOTT



Farmer and Founder, Open Farm Sunday and Chairman, Farming and Countryside Education. For services to Agricultural and Countryside Education.

Members of the Order of the British Empire – MBE

Jane HOWORTH

Founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust

Rosalie Mary JAMES

For services to Agriculture in Wales.

John William LOCKWOOD

Honorary Chairman, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. For services to Agriculture in Lincolnshire.

Benjamin Anthony PARKER

Chairman, River Bourne Community Farm. For voluntary service to the community in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Ella Daphne TILLEY

Farmer. For services to the Food Industry particularly Welsh Lamb.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire – BEM

Keith Cyril INESON

Agricultural Chaplain and Coordinator, Cheshire Farm Community Network. For services to the Farming Community in Cheshire.

Alan STENNETT

Broadcaster. For services to the Farming Industry and Broadcasting in Lincolnshire.