Rhona Campbell-Crawford

Rhona was the 2022 Agricultural Student of the Year Gold winner and is now back to judge the 2023 line up! Although not from a farming background, Rhona grew up in the Perthshire countryside and has always loved being outdoors. She started working on a local blackface sheep farm and joined Strathearn Young Farmers in her school years and her passion for agriculture grew from there.
Rhona boosted her practical farming experience whilst at uni by taking milking, harvest and lambing jobs in between her studies. Fast forward to today, Rhona has just finished her final year of her BSc (hons) Agriculture at SRUC, with her dissertation topic being ‘An Investigation into Scottish Sheep Farmers’ Perspectives on Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma (OPA) Diagnostics and Control’.
After Graduation, Rhona’s next chapter is as a trainee agricultural consultant at SAC Consulting.
In addition to her BFA, Rhona was also a runner-up at the Agriscot Business Skills Awards 2022, where she was highly commended by the judges for having an excellent CV. Outside of agriculture, Rhona’s passion is her horse, ‘Buddy’, and love of British Eventing. She spends most summer weekends competing at British Eventing fixtures all over Scotland and North England, and rides/trains almost every day! Rhona’s motto is ‘If you put in the work, you can achieve anything’ and wishes all the 2023 BFA competitors the best of luck!