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5 tips for new entrants from award-winning mixed farmer

Starting a new farming business can be a huge challenge, with many people finding it a struggle to step into the agricultural world. But with careful planning, budgeting and a…


5 tips for compiling a top Farmers Weekly Awards entry

Want to enter the Farmers Weekly Awards, but unsure how to compile an outstanding entry? We know farmers are very busy, especially as spring gets under way, so we have produced a…


Morpeth man named FW Independent Retailer of The Year 

Brian Penfold has scooped Farmers Weekly’s inaugural Independent Retailer of the Year award. Mr Penfold, who runs a newsagent in Morpeth, Northumberland, beat off tough competition to win the accolade.…


FW Awards 2019: Farmer of the Year

Andrew Robinson is the 2019 Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year. Great team spirit, genuine involvement of his staff and fantastic arable results are among Andrew Robinson’s many winning achievements…


FW Awards 2019: Lifetime Achievement Award

Caroline Drummond has been awarded the 2019 Farmers Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award. Caroline has worked tirelessly for almost three decades for a charity that has shaped farming and agriculture across…


FW Awards 2019: Farming Champion

Norfolk poultry farmer Patrick Joice, who passed away in September, changed countless farmers’ lives for the better through his brave and selfless work raising awareness of mental health issues. “It…

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Celebrating the best of British farming

Farmers Weekly Awards celebrate the very best of British farming by recognising and rewarding innovation, hard work and passion for agriculture.

This year’s awards will feature 15 categories celebrating farmers and companies that are leading the way in building a future that inspire others to match or exceed their accomplishments.

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5 tips for compiling a top Farmers Weekly Awards entry

We know farmers are very busy, especially as spring gets under way, so we have produced a simple guide to help you save some time.
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Farm business tips from Farmers Weekly Award winners

Building a successful farm business doesn’t happen overnight – it takes great ideas, passion, determination and years of hard work to see it through.
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Farmers Weekly Awards winners – on farming and winning

Farmers Weekly’s annual awards aim to put the spotlight on the farming industry by celebrating great farmers and great farming practices across the sectors.
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Video: What’s it like to be Farmers Weekly Awards winner

We speak to Farmers of the Year 2015, Peter and Di Wastenage on their dairy farm in Devon to find out what it’s like to win not one, but two Farmers Weekly Awards.
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Previous winners: Where are they now?


Beef sector lacks incentive for meat quality, farmers say

Processors and supermarkets are missing out on opportunities to grow the value of beef by failing to pay farmers a premium for meat with good eating quality. That’s the conclusion…


How beef farmers are making 15p/kg more in joint venture

Joining a grazing discussion group has provided Charley and Andrea Walker with a solution to relieve pressure on their grassland during dry weather. The Walkers' Barnside Farm in the Scottish…


How egg producer uses social media to reach customers

For a farming business that depends on customer contact, social media has become an indispensable tool for Susie MacMillan, who runs the Mac’s Farm organic egg enterprise in Sussex. Winner…


How a Scottish grower beats extreme weather and short season

Building a more resilient cropping system is at the heart of one Scottish grower’s strategy to better cope with the more extreme weather being seen, like this winter’s monsoon. While…