Calling all innovative and forward-thinking farmers
The British Farming Awards 2014 are open for entries and looking to recognise Britain’s extraordinary farmers who have changed what they do and how they do it in order to drive their business forward.
Run by Briefing Media and Farmers Guardian, agriculture’s leading weekly newspaper, there are 12 categories including Arable, Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Beef, Renewables and Diversification Innovator of the Year.
Whether you have grown your farming business through an innovative approach, re-invented your business, developed a new agricultural input, have thought-out a new approach to livestock or crop production, adapted new research and technology, or developed a farm diversification or rural enterprise, these are the awards for you.
To champion new blood in the industry, there is also the New Entrants Award, recognising the tough challenges individuals face when trying to get started in farming without a family farm behind them.
There are also two new categories this year – Farming Partnership of the Year and Farmers Guardian’s Farming Hero.
Emma Penny, editor of Farmers Guardian, says: “These awards are recognising people who are working hard to solve problems to move their businesses forward.
“We would encourage everybody to enter these awards – no matter what size, scale or sector you are involved with.
“We know farmers are busy, so we have kept the application for entering really straightforward.”
To enter the British Farming Awards, visit www.britishfarmingawards.co.uk and complete the online application form by Thursday, July 31.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a Farmers Guardian journalist before an independent panel of 28 judges choose the overall winners. The awards will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on October 23, 2014 at the Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich.