Vote your way to a hamper of goodies

8 December 2000




Vote your way to a hamper of goodies

ITS your last chance to win a hamper worth £200 by voting for a candidate in this years FARMERS WEEKLY Farm Personality of the Year awards.

A basket of goodies and a bottle of top-quality English wine will be winging their way to the person who gives the most convincing explanation for their nomination. So why not make that person you?

This year we are honouring services to British agriculture in two categories – Farming Personality and Non-Farming Personality. But who do you believe deserves some credit for what they have achieved in the past 12 months?

Do you think Welsh farmer Brynle Williams deserves praise for drawing attention to the high tax on fuel in a way that captured the imagination of both the Press and the public?

Or do you think Terry Bayliss, chairman of Farmers First, deserves the accolade because of the continuing success of Farmers Ferry in exporting sheep to the continent?

Or maybe you think Meryl Ward the pig industry leader who put herself on the line when she and the British Pig Industry Support Group squared up to MAFF in court earlier this year is a worthier winner?

Alternatively, perhaps you know somebody who is not included in our list but you believe deserves a pat on the back?

In the non-farming category perhaps you feel Prince Charles should be thanked for his unfailing support for both organic production and the beef industry? Or how about Winnie the pig whose exploits in London, including running for London mayor, kept the problems of pig farmers firmly in the news?

All you have to do to register your vote is fill out the form provided and send it to us with the address below by Dec 11 or visit www.fwi.co.uk where you can register your choice on-line. &#42

Prince Charles has given his support to British agriculture.

FW Personality of the Year Awards

My votes for the farmers weekly Personality of the Year Awards go to: (Please tick one box)

Farming Personality category

1 Terry Bayliss, chairman Farmers First plc for pioneering high welfare live exports and re-opening continental export markets. o

2 NFU president Ben Gill for leadership during the farm crisis. o

3 David Handley, chairman Farmers For Action for leading peaceful direct action in defence of British farmers. o

4 Meryl Ward, pig industry campaigner for highlighting the plight of British pig producers. o

5 Brynle Williams, protest leader, for drawing attention to the high

tax on fuel. o

6 Name your own candidate……………………………………………………….. o

I believe my choice deserves to win because…………………………………………

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Non Farming Personality category

1 Prince Charles for championing environmental issues. o

2 Birgit Cunningham, environmental campaigner for focusing media attention of the governments handling of the farm crisis and promoting British cream by "giving" an éclair to farm minister Nick Brown at the NFU conference. o

3 Antony Worral Thompson, celebrity chef for celebrating British food. o

4 Winnie the Pig for giving her time free of charge to take part in the pig vigil in Parliament Square, London earlier this year. o

5 Clarissa Dickson Wright, celebrity chef and countrywoman for promoting top class British food and its source; the farmers and countryside from which it comes. o

6 Name your own candidate……………………………………………………….. o

I believe my choice deserves to win because…………………………………………

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Please post your entry by Dec 11 to Farm Personality of the Year Awards, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5AS.

Or you can fax your reply to 020-8652 4005, email farmers.weekly@rbi.co.uk or visit our website www.fwi.co.uk


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