We are pleased to announce that the Devon Bronze Otter winner for 2022 is Jim Mawle of Willey Farm, Sticklepath. The award highlights the long term commitment to sustainable farming and wildlife conservation by the farmer. 


Willey Farm has created and managed habitats, documenting this with farmland bird surveys which have recorded key species e.g. Barn Owl and Hare. The farm balances production and species protection and utilises natural resources by rain harvesting and biomass usage. One of our judges said that Willey Farm is "an exemplar of sustainable farming". 


Plenty of space for birds and pollinators in this mix at Willey Farm. 


Winner, Jim Mawle checking a heritage variety of wheat during the judging tour. 


Red clover buzzing with bees at Willey Farm. 


We would like to congratulate Oliver Walker of Essebeare Farm for coming in Second, and Christina Williams at Molland for Very Highly Commended.Thank you to all our entrants for taking the time to show your farms.

A huge thank you too to our judges John Whetman, Ashley Taylor and Alex Steverns for your expertise and time in visiting all the entrants this year, The Devon Bronze Otter Award wouldn't be possible without your help. 

Huge congratulations again to Jim Mawle! A celebratory farm walk at Willey Farm will be organised for spring 2023. More information will be posted on our website once we have confirmed the date so keep your eyes pealed for that.