Who do you think are Britain’s top farmers? The 2008 Farmers Weekly Awards, launched four years ago, have become a symbol of the innovation and commitment of British farmers.

Farming, too often, is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, says FW Awards Director Debbie Beaton: “Recognising farming innovation and success provides consumers and the general public with evidence that farming has a vital role to play in today’s society.”
 
This is an opportunity to enter, or nominate someone that you think deserves to be recognised for their achievements and hard work. There are 14 categories ranging from Arable Farmer to Sheep Farmer, Beef to Dairy, Countryside to Contractor and Young to Farm Manager.
 
The impact of winning a Farmers Weekly trophy is not simply uplifting for the individual concerned.

It is motivating and inspiring for everyone in the business – from family to staff and the local community recalls Clinton Devon Estate’s John Varley, who’s Farm Manager George Perrott was crowned 2007 Farm Manager of the Year. “I have never experienced such a celebration of farming as I did at the Awards Night.”