In 2017 four farmers were shortlisted for Sustainable farmer of the year.

Each, as the video illustrates, run very different businesses to eachother but each puts sustainability at its core.

Celia and Hugh Gay have introduced a farm shop to Newton Farm where they sell home produced beef and other local farmers' products. From here they grew the business into a cafe and they added a butchery.

John Walters-Symons at Borough Farm is part of the co-operative that grows a diverse range of organic vegetables for Riverford. He says that "sustainable farming in the community is vital."

Caroline Westacott of South Devon Organic Producers, a co-operative in Buckfastleigh, says that sustainable farming takes passion, hard work and care for the environment.

It was Fionagh and Richard Harding from Norton Barton Farm near Bude that won with the high quality Cornish Charcuterie.

The couple were recognised by the judges for "embracing new technology while keeping the ethos of the business, this is an excellent flagship for the farming community."

If you would like to nominate a farmer for an award, then click here. The form takes but a minute or two and the pride you will give that person or family will last for a long time.