02 January 2019

Hadlow College Student Matthew Broad Wins Best Agriculture Student of the Year at Annual Farmers’ Ball and Farming Awards

By Philip Orrell

Matthew Broad Student of the Year WEB

Hadlow College student Matthew Broad was announced as the winner of Best Agriculture Student of the Year at the third annual Farmers’ Ball and Farming Awards.

Matthew was presented with the award at the annual social event for the farming and rural community, held on 1st December at The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells. The event celebrates the best farmers in the region, with judges looking for farmers who are passionate, dedicated and hard-working, willing to share best practices with others, with ideas for the future.

Matthew’s lecturer, Charlotte Matthews, said: “Matthew was a student with us for 3 years, during which time he achieved level 2 and 3 agriculture qualifications at Distinction level. He arrived at college a reserved student and left us as a confident, hands-on and knowledgeable young farmer.

“He achieved other awards whilst at the college, for his work ethic and his enthusiasm to achieve his goals - and also did well in the South of England Agricultural Society Competitions.”

Joshua Velvick, who also taught Matthew, added: “Matthew now runs his small suckler herd and a small flock of sheep on his home farm, whilst putting into place all the knowledge he has learnt with us at the college. The agriculture team at Hadlow are hugely proud of Matthew and his achievements and wish him the very best.”

Press contact: Philip Orrell, Hadlow Group PR and Media Manager, Tel: 01732 372794,