OMSCo deputy chairman awarded accolade

Lyndon Edwards, organic dairy farmer and deputy chairman of the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) has been awarded the Dairy UK Award 2018 for outstanding services to the dairy industry.

Edwards, who oversees the running of his 680-acre farm and business diversifications near Chepstow with his son, was commended by the judges for his longstanding commitment to the dairy sector, having lead numerous industry committees.

Nicholas Saphir, OMSCo executive chairman, says, “Lyndon thoroughly deserves this award for his selfless work towards the future of the British dairy industry on so many fronts.

“He’s worked tirelessly to promote the industry on all levels, having worked in local, national and international roles that ensure he presents the very best of British dairying.

“In his role as deputy chairman at OMSCo he’s heavily involved with leading the organic dairy sector. His passion and effectiveness is undeniable, and he’s been instrumental in driving our membership forward, helping to deliver new opportunities both in the UK and globally.”

In addition to his position as OMSCo’s deputy chairman, Edwards also holds several senior industry roles such as chairman for the Action Group for Johne’s. He is also a Royal Association of British Dairy Farmer council member, and a former board member of Dairy UK.

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