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Award winning arable farmer Colin Chappell farms 645 hectares in the Ancholme Valley near Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Having studied agriculture at Harper Adams University he then worked in Australia before heading home to look after the family farm. Nominated to become an AHDB monitor farmer between 2017 and 2020, he credits knowledge exchange between farmers and others as broadening his perspective on the direction of travel for his business. He has become passionate about soil health, encouraging youngsters to find their feet in agriculture and engaging with school children about where their food comes from. He won the inaugural Rawcliffe Bridge Sustainable farmer of the year 2022.