Do you know someone in the farming industry who impresses you when you think about the way they run their farming business?


Or are you proud of what you and the people you work with have achieved as a team?

The 2010 Farmers Weekly Awards are a great opportunity to get recognition for you, your colleagues and the farming industry as a whole.

There are 15 awards categories which are being highlighted in forthcoming issues of Farmers Weekly along with the sponsors supporting each of the awards showcased. 

The companies they represent span the whole food chain – from retailers to traditional farming suppliers and farming groups to government organisations.

This is your opportunity to put farming and your farm business on the map. It’s an opportunity to show the world that British farmers are the best.

Nick Padwick, the winner of the overall Farmer of the Year in 2009, said: “Being the 2009 Farmer of the Year is a humbling experience – and in my wildest dreams I didn’t image that I could be the person lifting the gold trophy last October.

“The calibre of farmers who won the other categories was fantastic and I was simply proud to be alongside them. I urge everyone who thinks they are running a professional farm business to enter the 2010 Awards. If I can win the Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year, then anyone can!”

Tell us your story by entering one of the categories. It’s free, and easy, to enter. Click here or call Marion Phillips on 020 8652 4081.

The 2010 categories

Enter or nomimate:

• Arable Farmer of the Year Sponsored by British Sugar

• Beef Farmer of the Year Sponsored by McDonalds

• 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 Firestone

• Farm Manager of the Year Sponsored by Claas

• Green Energy Farmer of the Year Sponsored by Marks & Spencer

• Livestock Adviser of the Year Sponsored by Silotite

• Local Food Farmer of the Year Sponsored by Asda

• Pig Farmer of the Year

• Poultry Farmer of the Year Sponsored by Cherry Valley

• Sheep Farmer of the Year

• Young Farmer of the Year Sponsored by Massey Ferguson

Nominate:

• Farming Champion of the Year Sponsored by the NFU



Reasons to enter

• Recognition for you, your family and your team

• Doors open to new industry contacts, clients and supplier deals

• Valuable PR and marketing for your business – and British farming

• Greater business confidence for you and your team

• The chance to experience the best night out in farming for you and your partner