Rising Stars 2017

Farmers Weekly is on the hunt for the Rising Stars of the UK agriculture, food and environmental industries.

We’ve teamed up with the Woodland Trust to launch a search for individuals aged 18-35, who are already making a real impact in their sector and are ones to watch for the future.

Our aim is to recognise and promote the talents of the next generation of farmers, agricultural professionals, academics, researchers and others in the food and farming supply chain.

So we want to hear about people who are making a mark, people who are changing things for the better – it doesn’t matter whether it’s on the family farm, in the laboratory, in a big multinational business or anywhere in-between.

We want to inspire young people from outside food and farming to consider this vibrant and fast-moving industry as a potential career choice.

We’re accepting nominations from everyone – no matter what your relationship is to the nominee – family member, friend, manager, colleague or mentor. We will also welcome self-nominations.

The deadline for nominations is midnight 28 May 2017.

The winners’ names will be announced as part of a special feature, which will appear on Farmers Weekly’s website and in the magazine in July.

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What makes a Rising Star?

We want to hear about young people in the agricultural industry who are making a mark – in any capacity.

It could be individuals who are doing their job fantastically and helping others do the same, whether it’s through tried-and-tested methods or through cutting-edge innovation.

It could be people who are influencing how policy makers and the public think of the farming sector.

These people will be setting themselves out as potential leaders of the future.

They could be building their own business or working for someone else.

Basically, whether they’re a farmer or a field agronomist, a sales executive or a scientist, a consultant or contractor – or anything else in the farming and ancillary industries – we want to hear.

Attributes of a Rising Star:

  • Making a difference
  • Positive
  • Innovative
  • Focused
  • Inspiring others
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Pioneering
  • Forward-looking
  • Dynamic
  • Strong communicator

Benefits of winning

Think what a difference it could make to your CV to be identified as one of the Rising Stars of the agricultural industry.

The names of the Rising Stars 2017 winners will be announced in a special feature which will appear on Farmers Weekly’s website and in Farmers Weekly magazine during July.

All winners will receive a free ticket to the Agroforestry 2017 conference at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, on 22 June 2017 where Farmers Weekly will host a dedicated photo shoot for the special Farmers Weekly feature.

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