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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

AWARDS

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

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…

MACHINERY

FW Awards: Contractor of the Year finalists 2018

A keen eye for detail was the standout feature of this year’s three very different contracting finalists, which ranged from a professional herd care service specialising in animal husbandry to…

YOUNG FARMERS

FW Awards: Ag Student of the Year finalists 2018

Britain's agricultural students are our future farmers, advisers, managers and skilled workers – without their energy the industry would be lost. All three of our Ag Student of the Year…

BEEF

FW Awards: Beef Farmer of the Year finalists 2018

This year’s finalists all understand the costs, challenges and opportunities of the beef sector and all have different approaches to future-proofing their businesses.  Each farm is aligned and tuned 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…

AWARDS

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

AWARDS

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…

AWARDS

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…

AWARDS

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…

AWARDS

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

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Grassland Manager finalists 2019

All three finalists were focusing on growing quality grass and forage to reduce their reliance on bought-in feed and were shining examples of how farms can be productive while enhancing…

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Poultry farmer finalists 2019

With the egg market under pressure, making a decent margin is a tall order for most producers this year. The two finalists in this year’s poultry category are taking very…

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Arable farm adviser finalists 2019

With the phasing out of farm subsidies as Britain leaves the EU, arable growers will need all the advice they can get. Our three adviser finalists this year cover a…

AWARDS

Help FW find a Lifetime Achievement winner 

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty helping farming and farmers over a prolonged period? If so, we want to hear from you…

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Video

AWARDS

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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