Wayland Agricultural Show

Young Achiever of the year


Please note that there will not be a Young Achiever Award in 2018.

The winner of the Wayland Agricultural Society Young Achiever of the year may receive industry specific training and/or mentoring that will help them in their chosen career along with a £200 cash prize, and trophies for the runners-up.

Have you a relative, friend or someone that you know who could be eligible for the Young Achiever of the Year Award? The award is open to anyone in Norfolk and we welcome nominations from relatives or friends of individuals who they consider worthy of the achievement. You can even nominate yourself.

The award is designed to recognise outstanding dedication and contribution to agriculture, horticulture, wildlife or any other rural related sector or industry.

Entrants, who must be under 26 years of age on the date of the next show, will be required to demonstrate and share their commitment and involvement to their related subject. This should include their achievements and their aspirations. Applicants will be required to show passion and enthusiasm as well as sound knowledge of their category.


2016 Young Achiever of the Year

William de Feyter receives his award from Tony and Shirley Valentine from Tufts of Bradenham, sponsors of the Young Achiever Award.

William de Feyter was named as the Wayland Agricultural Society’s ‘Young Achiever of the Year 2016.

William studied at Harper Adams University where he gained experience of a variety of crops. He set up his own ‘agri-business’ based at home where he finishes pigs for BQP which produces quality pork for supermarkets. He has a flock of commercial ewes and finishes some lambs over winter. He is developing a market for meat-boxes direct to the customer plus lamb sausages. He is currently Chair of North Walsham YFC. 

Runner-up Holly Lutkin

A passionate animal person, Holly assists with the home beef herd, she is also gaining experience with sheep and cattle in the show ring where she is a keen competitor. In 2016 she prepared and gained both rosettes and some trophies in both local and county shows. Holly is taking an agriculture course at Easton college whilst managing her own 30 Southdown ewes.

Runner-up Holly Garrod

Holly continues with her agricultural degree also working in the Norfolk County YFC office. As Chair of Dereham YFC life is always busy and recently she has been selected by National YFC to visit Argentina in a small group for two weeks to volunteer and learn more about sustainability and agricultural practises abroad. She is fundraising for this and willing to do talks/presentations when she returns.


A short video of Emma Germany winner of the 2013 Young Achiever award.



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