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Farmers Weekly’s farming awards celebrates the very best of British agriculture by recognising hard-working and innovative farmers across the UK. The Farmers Weekly Awards ceremony is one of the best nights out in the farming calendar. Read about the winning farmers and what makes them so special.

To find out more about the Awards – how to nominate someone or enter, or to book tables for Awards night, see the Awards website.

Advice and tips

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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…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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. It is a critical time for…

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Case studies

SHEEP

Farmers Weekly Awards: Sheep farmer finalists 2019

While scale, labour, topography and climate vary across this year’s amazing Sheep Farmer of the Year finalists, they all share a focus on grassland management, functional genetics and gathering, and…

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FW Awards 2019: Diversification Farmer of the Year finalists

The three finalists shortlisted for the 2019 Farmers Weekly Diversification Farmer of the Year award have invested a huge amount of time and energy and overcome significant challenges to set…

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2019 Farmers Weekly Awards: Contractor of the Year finalists

After a last-minute drop-out, just two businesses are left to vie for the biggest prize in farm contracting. They might focus on very different markets, but both have professionalism, reliability…

LIVESTOCK

FW Awards: Poultry Farmer of the Year finalists 2018

Our poultry farmer finalists this year occupy quite different parts of the sector. We have an egg producer-packer in Phil Crawley, who manages Sunrise Eggs with brother Ady. Also in…

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Community

YOUNG FARMERS

5 minutes with... Young Farmer of the Year Jacob Anthony

It's been a whirlwind few months for the Farmers Weekly Award winners – 15 extraordinary farmers, advisers, contractors and farmworkers who last year received one of farming's highest accolades recognising…

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FW Awards 2018: Farming's top night out in photos and videos

Last night (4 October) the farming community whooped and cheered the people that make British agriculture the exciting, diverse and world-class industry we're all proud to be a part of.…

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Insights

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5 minutes with... Dairy Farmer of the Year James Tomlinson

It's been a whirlwind few months for the Farmers Weekly Award winners – 15 extraordinary farmers, advisers, contractors and farmworkers who last year received one of farming's highest accolades recognising…

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5 minutes with... Poultry Farmer of the Year Philip Crawley

It's been a whirlwind few months for the Farmers Weekly Award winners – 15 extraordinary farmers, advisers, contractors and farmworkers who last year received one of farming's highest accolades recognising…

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5 minutes with... Beef Farmer of the Year Andrew Laughton

It's been a whirlwind few months for the Farmers Weekly Award winners - 15 extraordinary farmers, advisers, contractors and farmworkers who last year received one of farming's highest accolades recognising…

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5 minutes with... Mixed Farmer of the Year Matthew Brownlee

It's been a whirlwind few months for the Farmers Weekly Award winners – 15 extraordinary farmers, advisers, contractors and farmworkers who last year received one of farming's highest accolades recognising…

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News

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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Video

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FW Awards 2018: Farming's top night out in photos and videos

Last night (4 October) the farming community whooped and cheered the people that make British agriculture the exciting, diverse and world-class industry we're all proud to be a part of.…

NEWS

Video: Why you should enter the Farmers Weekly Awards 2016

With only a week left to get your entry in for the Farmers Weekly Awards, we speak to last year's overall winners, Peter and Di Wastenage on their farm in…

EVENTS

Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year 2014: Poul Hovesen

The 2014 Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year is Poul Hovesen, who is also the Arable Farmer of the Year. Defra secretary, Liz Truss, presented the top trophy to Mr Hovesen…

EVENTS

Farmers Weekly Farming Champion of the Year 2014: Peter Kendall

Peter Kendall Peter Kendall will go down in history as one the greatest presidents the NFU has ever had. This can-do Bedfordshire farmer took the helm in 2006 and over…

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