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Organic businesses win training awards

Two organic businesses were among the winners of the Lantra Land-based Learner of the Year Awards 2011.

Jack Bottoms won the Young Learner of the Year Land Management and Production. Jack's family own the Esgair Timber Company near Machynlleth, one of the UK's first certified organic forests. It was a Farming Connect Demonstration Farm for several years, looking t the feasibility of producing woodland pigs and poultry.

Rebecca O'Dwyer from Oaklands Organics was named as the Farming Connect Learner of the Year winner. Oaklands Organics, based near Bonvilston Cardiff, produces a range of quality meats sold direct and has won many True Taste and 'Great Taste' awards.

Tony Little, who attended the award ceremony at the Winter Fair said 'It's great to see organic businesses doing so well in these awards it's indicative of a sector that is constantly developing and innovating. On behalf of Organic Centre Wales, I would like to congratulate Jack and Rebecca on their achievements.'

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