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CLA South East - Farm Walk & Emsden Trophy Presentation 2022

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Emsden trophy winner Stephen Betts (left) of Laurence J Betts receiving the trophy from Paul Cobb of FWAG

We are delighted to invite you to visit family farm Laurence J Betts for a walk, presentation of the CLA Emsden trophy, drinks and a light supper.

We will be crowning the 2022 winner of the Emsden trophy, which honours conservation efforts, on Thursday, 14 July, supported by BTF Partnership.

The awards presentation and drinks reception will be hosted at the Offham site of the 2021 trophy recipient, salads producer Laurence J Betts Ltd, which also has sites at Yalding and Hadlow.

The winner will once again be nominated by Kent Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG). Last year Laurence J Betts Ltd, which is run by Stephen Betts (pictured above, left) and directors Nick Ottewell and Alison Tanton, was praised for its dedication to “producing food safely while meeting high environmental standards” when receiving the award. It is LEAF Marque-accredited and the Offham farm has been involved in a ‘Test and Trials’ group for Defra’s Environmental Land Management scheme.

CLA South East Regional Director Tim Bamford said: “We are always thrilled to recognise the conservation and environmental efforts of farmers, and this year is no different. We’re also pleased to be visiting Laurence J Betts Ltd, to see first-hand the impressive work they do, and I thank them for hosting the farm walk and presentation.”

The trophy is awarded in memory of Brigadier Brian Emsden, the Kent and Sussex CLA Regional Secretary in the 1980s who died of cancer in post. He was very keen on wildlife and conservation, hence the award in his memory.

4pm – Registration, tea and coffee
4.30pm – Welcome and tour of the farm
5.30pm – Emsden award presentation
6pm – Drinks and light supper
7pm – Guests depart

This event is free of charge but places must be booked in advance. If you have any difficulties booking online, the team will be happy to help book your place.

For more information or to book please call the CLA South East office on 01264 313434 or email

CLA South East would like to thank BTF Partnership for its kind support.

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Event Details

Thursday 14 July 2022
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Laurence J Betts Ltd, Church Farm, ME19 5NZ
This event is free to attend, but please ensure you book a place.