Do you run an efficient farm business? Have you adapted to the changing needs of the countryside, as well as those of your customers? Are you the best in your field?

If so, put yourself in the spotlight by entering the 2013 Farmers Weekly Awards.

You can enter yourself into one of 15 categories that cover the whole range of farming sectors, from arable to beef, countryside to contractor, pigs to poultry.

You can also nominate someone who you think deserves to have their achievements and innovation recognised.

There are many reasons why entering these awards can benefit your business.

As well as giving you, your family and staff recognition for hard work and commitment, being shortlisted for an award opens doors to new industry contacts, clients and supplier deals.

Poultry farmer Craig Grant, who won 2012 Young Farmer of the Year, said winning the award had given him the chance to develop his own brand of eggs which was keeping the journey of his business fresh and exciting.

“On a personal note winning the Young Farmer of the Year Award has meant the world to me,” he added.

“People stop me in the street to offer congratulations and they genuinely take an  interest in what I am up to. This gives me a real sense that what I am aiming to achieve is all worthwhile.”

You can nominate a farmer that you admire for the awards or put in an entry for yourself. The closing date for entries is 30 April.

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Find out how to enter or nominate for the 2013 Farmers Weekly Awards