Farmer of the Year
An inspiring farmer that is excelling in their field and is an example for others to follow
Unsung Hero Award
A committed individual or rural-based group that has selflessly volunteered their time within the rural setting for the benefit of their community. This category will be open to a reader vote.
Young Farmer of the Year (40 years or under)
A young farmer aged 40 years or under who has demonstrated excellence in agriculture that stand him or her out from their peers
Agricultural Student of the Year
• Give examples that show your enthusiasm and positive attitude for the agricultural industry and advocacy for the study of agriculture
• Demonstrate how you have developed your agricultural knowledge and skills during your current academic studies
• Describe how you plan to use your agricultural qualifications and knowledge on completion of your studies
• Describe the positive extra-curricular activities that you undertake.
Woman of Excellence in Agriculture
Describe your involvement with the agricultural industry and how your story illustrates your role of women in the industry
An individual that has demonstrated decades of service to agricultural and deserves extra special recognition for their outstanding achievements.
Local Agricultural Show/Event
Demonstrate how your show/event showcases the agricultural industry in your local area and engages with the agricultural community and wider general public
Farm Diversification Award (NEW)
A rural business that has grabbed their future with both hands and changed the course of their operations by embracing a diversification project that excels in its field and sustains their farming operations
Farm Safety Award
A individual or group who has done the most to promote health and safety in the farming community in the last year
Agricultural Retailer/Store NEW
A farm retailer/store that can demonstrate outstanding success as a local employer and contributing to the rural economy and local community
Farming Family (NEW)
An inspiring Farming Family that is excelling in their field and is an example for others
Commitment to Training Award
An individual or company that can demonstrate their understanding of the importance of training and the subsequent impact of this on their job/work force
Innovation in Agriculture (NEW)
A progressive approach, which results in a significant performance or welfare improvement. This will be appropriate to the scale of the enterprise, perhaps showing innovation through new practices, the application of technology or something novel.
Vet of the Year
Outstanding service and a consummate professional, that is a vet that is held in high regard for his or her work and manner, whether on the farm or in the surgery
Artisan Producer of the Year
All businesses in the artisan producer sector are invited to enter, including manufacturers and retailers
Describe the business and its products & demonstrate how you stand out from your competitors
Please supply a sample of your product that best represents your entry.
Conservation & Environment Award
Our diverse farm landscape is home to a multitude of resources, and it has never been more crucial to ensure that these are safeguarded in a sustainable manner for the future.
This category is open to entries from all farm businesses who proactively enhance their farm environment and protect the species and habitats found there.
Show evidence that you have a proactive approach to enhancing the landscape by methods of sustainability and protection,
How does the nominee strive to promote biodiversity?
Does the nominee go above and beyond their line of duty to enhance the countryside for the benefit of all?
Agri-Food Business of the Year
All businesses in the agri-food sector are invited to enter, including manufacturers and retailers Describe the business and its products & demonstrate how you stand out from your competitors
Please supply a sample of your product that best represents your entry
Promotional Agricultural Initiative
This category is open to any agri-related promotional initiative:
Demonstrate how your initiative showcases the agri-industry
Describe its objectives and illustrate how it achieves these
Illustrate how your initiative engages with the agri-sector and wider general public
Outline its’ proudest wins and briefly explain future growth plans