Mole Valley Farmers Country Hero Awards - Exmoor Hill Farming Network

Please see the below news from Katherine Williams, EHFN Network Officer:

EHFN are delighted to announce Dave Knight has been awarded a country hamper worth over £500 and named one of 12, Mole Valley Farmers Country Hero’s across the South West. Dave was nominated for his voluntary position as Chairman of the Exmoor Hill Farming Network  for the past 6 years, which earlier this year became a Community Interest Company that Dave was instrumental in making happen.  

The Exmoor Hill Farming Network is a farmer-led information hub across Greater Exmoor, providing support to 330 farms and 565 members in the form of knowledge exchange, peer-group support and helping mitigate feelings of isolation and loneliness. It has unified and created strong friendships for people in the Exmoor area which has been particularly important during the pandemic.

Without Dave dedicating so much time and skill to the group, it would not have become what it is today, providing support to members, farmers, and the environment in which it stands. Dave has become a tremendous ambassador – both locally and nationally for Exmoor and its farmers, while managing to lead a busy beef and sheep enterprise at home.  

We are very lucky to have him here on Exmoor.

Thank you, Dave, for your tireless passion to serve the farming community of Greater Exmoor.  He is definitely a country hero.

To read the article in full and list of the other 11 worthy winners please view here Country Heroes | Mole Online