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The Awards night takes place on 3 October 2013.
The Farmers Weekly Awards recognise and reward farmers for innovation, commitment to the industry and hard work.
The Awards showcase the best farmers in the country by telling their stories. They aim to spread best practice, inspire others and influence the public about the role that farmers play in today’s society.
The Awards are in their ninth year and are sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry.
The 2013 Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 3 October 2013 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN.
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There are 15 categories available to enter plus an award for the overall Farmer of the Year.
The Farmer of the Year is chosen by the judges from the 15 winners of the categories.
You can nominate a farmer who you think deserves recognition or you can enter the awards yourself directly.
- Arable Farmer of the Year
- Beef Farmer of the Year
- Contractor of the Year
- Countryside Farmer of the Year
- Dairy Farmer of the Year
- Diversification Farmer of the Year
- Farm Adviser of the Year
- Farm Manager of the Year
- Farmworker of the Year
- Green Energy Farmer of the Year
- Local Food Farmer of the Year
- Pig Farmer of the Year
- Poultry Farmer of the Year
- Sheep Farmer of the Year
- Young Farmer of the Year
Five reasons to enter
- Recognition for you, your family and your team
- Opens doors to new industry contacts, clients and supplier deals
- Valuable PR and marketing for your business
- Greater business confidence and negotiating power
- The chance to experience the best night out in farming for you and your partner
But don’t just take our word from it. Here’s what our 2012 and 2011 overall winners said:
Guy Poskitt, Arable Farmer and Farmer of the Year 2012
“Winning has given us great recognition, pleases customers and motivates people. It’s fantastic free marketing and PR and has certainly opened the doors to new customers for us.”
Charlie Russell, Farm Manager and Farmer of the Year 2011
“Winning the awards has raised our profile as employers, suppliers and customers. This has allowed us to attract some top calibre candidates to work for us, forge even stronger links with our customers and suppliers and emphasized our wish to exceed expectations in everything that we do.”
See the timeline below for the main stages of the 2013 awards process.
The 2013 Farmers Weekly Awards are open for entry. Nominate someone or enter a category yourself.
The last day on which entries and nominations will be accepted.
Shortlist of 45 finalists announced.
Our judging teams visit each of the 45 finalists from June to July.
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