A farmer and his wife were in the High Court in London on Monday to hear him announced as the High Sheriff of Rutland in 2015/2016.
Mr Brown, who is chairman of the local branch of the NFU and on the main NFU council, was with his wife Louise, a lawyer in Oakham, to hear his name read out.
Mr Brown, who was born in Rutland and was educated at Oakham School, farms in Caldecott where his family farmed before him. He is a regular contributor on Radio 4 talking about farming matters, which he is passionate about.
He said he was looking forward to taking on the voluntary role, which is by royal appointment.
As well as being involved with the High Sheriff’s charity, the High Sheriff has particular links and responsibilities with the judiciary and any visiting judges.
Mr Brown said: “It is an honour and a privilege and I shall approach the role with great enthusiasm.”
Every November 12, in the High Court in front of four High Court judges, the Queen’s Rembrancer reads out the names of the next three High Sheriffs for all the counties in England and Wales.
Also representing Rutland on Monday were the current High Sheriff Bart Hellyer, Trish Ruddle, who will hold the role in 2013/4 and Miles Williamson-Noble, who will take it on in 2014/5.
Mr Hellyer’s predecessor Peter Lawson was also in attendance.