On the first day of the Balmoral Show 2016, the Council approved the award of Associateship of Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS) for Tracy Hamilton in recognition of her contribution to the practice and development of agriculture in the UK. The Council acknowledged how they look forward to more development of Tracy's contribution to agriculture in the UK and her active support in encouraging and recognising merit and leadership in agriculture and rural life.
Accepting the award, Tracy Hamilton, Director said “I am honoured to be selected for such a prestigious award and would like to thank everyone in the team who have made this possible. The success of Northern Irish food companies comes down to the exceptional agriculture. By continuing to uphold the highest standards and setting ambitious targets, we can work to put Northern Ireland on the map as a location revered for food and drink”.