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Leona is awarded the prestigious Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

Jun 29, 2023

Leona Kane, founder of multi- award winning Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil, based at the family run Broglasco farm in the shadow of Bienevenagh near Limavady, has been awarded the Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS).

The award is granted by the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies which was set up in 1970 to represent UK’s four national Royal Agricultural Societies – The Royal Agricultural Society of England, The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland, The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society, and The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. The awards recognise outstanding contributions by an individual to UK agricultural and rural progress. The Awards cover farming, rural research, technology, economics, education, farming care, communication and administration. There are two awards the Associateship (ARAgS) and the Fellowship (FRAgS). To date, over 1,200 individuals have been recognised across the UK. Leona joins 350 other Associates from a diverse background including farmers, academics, company directors, media practitioners, administrators, advisors and consultants.

Potential candidates for Associateship are suggested by existing Fellows for consideration to National Panels in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. Candidates then have to make a detailed application outlining their work and wider community activities.

Leona is pictured proudly wearing the brooch presented to successful candidates.

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