FW Awards: Nominate your 2024 Farming Champion

Do you know someone who has worked selflessly to help British farming in the past 12 months?

If so, we’d like to hear from you, because Farmers Weekly is looking for potential winners of this year’s Farming Champion Award.

See also: Farmers Weekly Awards 2023: Farming Champion of the Year

Announced at The Farmers Weekly Awards on 3 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, this award is given to a person, couple or group who have gone over and above the call of duty in their endeavours to back British farming and the families involved in it.

In 2023, it was awarded to Lynda and Andy Eadon who, following the loss of their son Len, dedicated their lives to raising awareness and support for rural mental health.

Through their campaigning, they have raised money and awareness for suicide prevention and farming charities such as the Farming Community Network, Farm Safety Foundation and Papyrus.

In 2022, the award was taken by the farmers of Ukraine, who faced up to the horrifying and devastating challenges of the Russian invasion and continued to grow food, look after their animals and secure their livelihoods.

Broadcaster and farmer Jeremy Clarkson won in 2021 for his hit TV show, Clarkson’s Farm, which showcased the realities of farming to millions of viewers, who enjoyed his outspoken views on farming and no-nonsense approach.

And in 2020, Welsh dairy producer Abi Reader was recognised.

She’d worked tirelessly for years flying the flag for farming – but, when Covid-19 struck and the nation went into lockdown, our industry needed champions like never before.

Her hard work, contact-building and public engagement really came to the fore.

The 2024 Farmers Weekly Awards

NFU logo The Farmers Weekly 2024 Farming Champion Award is sponsored by NFU. If you know a deserving winner, please let us know by emailing farmersweekly@markallengroup.com.