Lorna wins Woman of Excellence in Agriculture!

Country certainly came to town on Thursday 28th October, as the very best within the Agriculture industry came together to celebrate primary producers, agri food businesses and individuals who have been outstanding in their field at the sixth Farming Life and Danske Bank awards.

Lorna Robinson, Managing Director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd. Was absolutely delighted to receive the award for Woman of Excellence in Agriculture! Lorna developed her love of farming on her parents mixed farm of dairy, pigs and beef, before becoming a member of Castlecaufield Young Farmers Club.

She was then a founding member of the monthly Tyrone Farmers Market & used her marketing degree to promote both the produce of Cloughbane Farm and the other farmers. The passion she showed as a Founder Member of the Farmers Market enabled farmers to have a platform to add value to their produce and to give a growing number of consumers access to this wonderful fresh produce. This is something that Lorna will always be proud of. It is only down to the success of this farmer’s market that Lorna was able to open a Farm Shop on her farm, and eventually diversify into ready meals.

Speaking of her win Lorna has said “I consider myself an ordinary farmers’ daughter who became an ordinary farmers’ wife so, I am truly humbled to have won this award! What I have accomplished with help from my family and farming friends, has shown that woman can be leaders within the farming community.”