The horticulture industry has a new champion in the shape of salad grower Graham Ward
Ward was elected chairman of the National Farmers' Union's new nine-strong horticulture board when members met for the the first time last week.
Ward said after his election: "We are all keen to get on with the job and that means not only taking on the challenges, but realising the opportunities that exist for the sector.
"The diversity and dynamic nature of our industry will make this an exciting and varied new role for me."