ROSIE Carne, who heads the team responsible for fertiliser firm Yara’s marketing, communications and agronomy activity in the UK, was named as the winner of the 2015 Farmers Club Cup at a special luncheon held at the House of Lords on Tuesday 24th November 2015.
She was presented with the cup by Club Chairman Anne Chamberlain at the CropTec event in Peterborough the following day, Wednesday 25th November.
The award is presented annually to an individual or organisation the Club feels has made a significant contribution to British agriculture.
“Rosie holds and has held senior roles in the UK and globally, rising to Vice President level; she is on the Board of LEAF (Linking Environment & Farming) and the AIC Services Board; is a Trustee of the Henry Plumb Foundation and the Worshipful Company of Farmers; and, of course, she is a member of The Farmers Club and a huge supporter of the Club and our events,” commented Mrs Chamberlain.
Rosie is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS) and current Chairman of the Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
She initiated and leads Yara's broad and sustained support of British Agriculture, which includes being a patron of the Oxford Farming Conference and the long running Yara Journalism Awards. The former sponsors farmers to attend Oxford and the latter gives annual substantial awards to journalists for three categories of feature article or broadcast – Arable, Grassland / Livestock and Environment / Rural Affairs.
“Stephen Howe described Rosie to me as a JG..OWI person - Just Get On With it,” Mrs Chamberlain continued. “And I think that is very true – she has a huge amount of real achievement behind her, and I am sure more to come.
“But it’s not just what you do, it's the way you do it! Rosie performs these roles with grace, good humour and attention to both people and detail. She encourages the young and enterprising, and has a phenomenal network of contacts and friends that enables her to facilitate initiatives all across British agriculture and beyond.
“Most of all, I think, she has an enormously positive and cheerful attitude, which rubs off on all those around her. I have heard her styled as ‘The First Lady of British Agriculture’ and I think this a perfect description.”