British Farming Awards reaches landmark milestone as 2022 event launches

Reaching a pivotal milestone, the British Farming Awards is back – bigger, better and ready to take 2022 by storm, 10 years since its launch

With a new venue, a new host and a refreshed selection of awards up for grabs, British farmers will once again be recognised for their commitment and innovation to an industry which consistently serves the nation, as the British Farming Awards opens for entries and nominations today.

Sponsored by Morrisons, the flagship event makes a welcome return as trust and confidence in British farmers from consumers continues to soar.

Alongside farming’s core sectors – dairy, beef, sheep, arable and technology – there is also recognition in other valued areas such as family farms, students, new entrants, agri-tech and the huge number of farm diversifications, which are now so crucial to many businesses.

Find out more about this year’s categories here.

New for this year is the introduction of Grassland Farmer of the Year award as we highlight the increasing efforts of those farmers pushing the boundaries within their grazing systems and maximising its potential.

The awards also welcome nominations of businesses which have introduced positive changes, whether that be embracing technology, streamlining production and efficiency, educating the public about food provenance, or revamping their business models to tackle the gargantuan impact of Covid-19.

Sophie Throup, Morrisons Head of Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Sourcing, said:

“As long-term supporters of British farming, we want to thank farmers across the country for the work they continue to do in these challenging times.

“We want to support the recognition of the effort, care, innovation and skills British farmers put into making and providing food we are all proud of.”

Ben Briggs, Editor of Farmers Guardian and Group Editor of Agriconnect, said:

“The British Farming Awards turns 10 years old and what a decade it has been for the event and British agriculture.

“It has been a seismic decade for the industry and the country as a whole, and throughout it all, British farming has kept going, day in and day out, and farmers have worked tirelessly to keep the nation fed, innovate their business and change their farming practices in the face of changing policy deals.

“By unearthing inspirational stories of farming’s successes against the odds or those who have simply gone above and beyond, the British Farming Awards takes huge pride in celebrating such achievements.”

The closing date for entries is June 24.

For more information on entering, or to nominate an individual who deserves recognition for their efforts to grow their business or brand, visit www.britishfarmingawards.co.uk

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