Award Categories


Highlight of the Decade Award

This can be an individual, group, organisation, business etc that has made a strong impact on the farming industry over the past decade

Community Spirit Award

This award is open to an individual, group or organisation who within the Farming Community has gone above and beyond during lockdown to support vulnerable or isolated members of the community

Farmer of the Year

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An inspiring farmer that is excelling in their field and is an example for others to follow

Young Farmer of the Year

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(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

Farm Diversification Award

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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

Farming Family

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An inspiring Farming Family that is excelling in their field and is an example for others

Innovation in Agriculture

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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.

Agri-Food Business of the Year

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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

Artisan Producer of the Year

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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

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

Commitment to Training Award

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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.

Agricultural Retailer/Store

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A farm retailer/store that can demonstrate outstanding success as a local employer and contributing to the rural economy and local community

Farm Safety Award

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The Person or organisation that has contributed the most in promoting health and safety in the farming community in the last year.

Woman of Excellence in Agriculture

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Describe your involvement with the agricultural and how your story illustrates your role of women in the industry

Agricultural Student of the Year

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• 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.

Unsung Hero Award

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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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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An individual that has demonstrated decades of service to agricultural and deserves extra special recognition for their outstanding achievements.