The Farmers Weekly Awards have become a symbol of the innovation and commitment of British farmers. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have recognised nearly 150 finalists and winners for their achievements, innovation and hard work.

The 45 finalists have been announced and you can see the details by clicking on the map below or on the ‘Meet the Finalists’ page.

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Farmers Weekly together with its industry sponsors, which span the whole of the food chain, want British farmers to get the recognition they deserve. These awards aim to showcase the best farmers in the country. And by telling their stories we can spread best practice, inspire others and influence the public about the role that farmers play in today’s society. The names of the winners will be revealed at the Awards Night on Thursday 8 October in the London Grosvenor House Hotel. 


Profiles of the 2009 shortlisted farmers

Profiles of the shortlisted farmers will be uploaded as they are announced.

Arable Adviser of the Year (sponsored by Firestone)

Arable Farmer of the Year (sponsored by GrowHow)

Beef Farmer of the Year (sponsored by McDonald’s)

Contractor of the Year (sponsored by JCB)

Countryside Farmer of the Year (sponsored by Natural England)

Dairy Farmer of the Year (sponsored by DairyCo)

Diversification Farmer of the Year (sponsored by James Miles-Hobbs)

Farm Manager of the Year (sponsored by Claas)

Green Energy Farmer of the Year (sponsored by British Sugar)

Livestock Adviser of the Year (sponsored by Silotite)

Local Food Farmer of the Year (sponsored by Asda)

Pig Farmer of The Year (sponsored by Waitrose)

Poultry Farmer of the Year (sponsored by EB Equipment)

Sheep Farmer of the Year

Young Farmer of the Year (sponsored by Massey Ferguson)

Farming Champion (sponsored by the NFU)

See all the action from last year