Fifty-year-old Mr Philip Kweku Agyeman from Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo region was Friday crowned as the National Best Farmer for 2017.
Mr Agyeman took home a $100,000 cash prize to invest in agribusiness instead of the usual three-bedroom house from the ADB Bank.
Mr Agyeman has been farming for 28 years and oversees the running of Awurade Na Ayɛ Farms with a workforce of 205 people.
He was followed up by Madam Mabel Ann Akoto Cudjoe from the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region and Madam Rebecca Commey from the Ga South Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.
Below is a list of national award winners
National Best Young Cocoa Farmer – Philip Essien
National Best Female Cocoa Farmer – Madam Cecilia Danso
National Best Coffee Farm – Plantation Resources, Bibiani
National Best Shea Nut Picker – Madam Rose Deni
National Best Cocoa Farmer – Yakubu Osman
National Best Fisheries Worker – Misodu Yaw Lugo
National Best Aquaculture Farmer – Joshua Anim
National Best Marine Fisherman – Winfred Anum
National Best Inland Fisherman – Emmanuel Agbesi Komla
National Best Fisherman – John Quansah
National Best Crop Farmer – Abdul Rahman Mohammed
National Best Youth Farmer – Awunbadect Richard
National Best Livestock Farmer – Yussif Bombass
Source: Daily Graphic