Assistant land agent Jamie Batt of Greenslade Taylor Hunt has just passed his CAAV exams (the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers) and can now put FAAV (Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers) after his name.

This specialist professional body represents over 2700 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Welcoming his exam success, Justin Lowe MRICS, Partner in charge of the Yeovil office, said: “I am delighted Jamie’s hard work has paid off and wish him success with his next round of RICS exams.”

CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside from tenancy matters to sales and purchase of farms and land, from taxation and compulsory purchase to auctioneering, from conservation issues to farming structures.

Jamie, who has been at the Yeovil office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, since September 2016, had to juggle his studies with his professional work and is delighted his hard work has paid off.

He is a regular auctioneer at Sedgemoor Auction Centre where he sells livestock and machinery. He also carries out a range of professional work for farmers and others involved in agriculture.

He has a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management from Harper Adams University. The four-year course included a placement year in industry in Welshpool.

His studying will continue as he will now concentrate on achieving his RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – qualification in the Spring.

In his spare time he helps out at his family’s farm on the Mendips.