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