The British Farming Awards is back for 2018

After a hugely successful event last year, which saw the awards take part in a number of BBC series’ including The Farmers’ Country Showdown for a second year, more than 700 farmers and industry professionals attended the sell-out event.

With the Brexit process marching on, The British Farming Awards 2018 is a celebration of those living and working in the agricultural industry. There has never been such a prevalent time to salute the UK’s farmers as they continue to demonstrate their everyday resilience and innovation across the core sectors.

British Farming Awards

Organised by AgriBriefing, parent company of Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, there are 15 categories in total.

Alongside arable, beef, sheep, dairy and machinery, the awards acknowledge the vast array of farm diversifications emerging as farmers add value to their businesses.

They showcase diversity and a willingness to adapt, regardless of whether you are a farmer, new entrant, agricultural student or a member of an established family business.

New award

As staff management continues to be a core element of many successful businesses, the Farm Worker of the Year category has been introduced this year to highlight the vital role and input of employees across the UK, whose efforts can now be recognised.

Farmers Guardian editor Ben Briggs says:
“The British Farming Awards celebrates the pride, passion and innovation at the heart of the agricultural industry and which has always been at the core of our coverage here at Farmers Guardian.

“By shining a light on the innovation which makes UK farms tick, we celebrate those grafting behind the scenes and provide inspiration and ideas for the wider farming community.”

Andrew Thornber, Morrisons manufacturing managing director, says:
“We are pleased to be sponsoring the British Farming Awards in 2018 following the success of last year’s event.

“We are proud to work with and buy from British farmers. In fact, we work directly with more than 3,000 livestock farmers, over 200 growers and - with the acquisition of Chippendale Foods - we now work directly with 40 egg producers as well. We prefer to deal directly with farmers because we believe this works best for both parties.

“We remain committed to developing strong and enduring relationships with British farmers, helping us to understand better and work together to build long-term sustainability.”

To enter or nominate someone you feel is doing an exceptional job and deserves recognition for their efforts, simply complete the online application form by Friday, July 13, 2018.

Award categories:

The awards welcome individual entries but also nominations from friends, family or fellow professionals.

  • Agricultural Student of the Year sponsored by Kubota UK

  • Arable Innovator of the Year sponsored by Spaldings

  • Beef Innovator of the Year sponsored by ABP Food Group

  • Contractor Innovator of the Year sponsored by Fendt

  • Dairy Innovator of the Year

  • Digital Innovator of the Year sponsored by Watson Fuels

  • Diversification Innovator of the Year (Small) and (Medium-Large) sponsored by Firma FX

  • Family Farming Business of the Year sponsored by Morrisons

  • Farmers Guardian's Farming Hero sponsored by Volac

  • Farm Worker of the Year sponsored by Isuzu NEW

  • Machinery and Farm Technology Innovator of the Year sponsored by Armatrac

  • New Entrants Award: Against the odds sponsored by Massey Ferguson

  • Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture sponsored by NSF International

  • Sheep Innovator of the Year sponsored by Shearwell Data

British Farming Awards

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