Time is running out for you to nominate yourself or someone else for the South West Farmer Awards 2018.

With the closing date of July 31 fast approaching you can enter or nominate either by by going to southwestfarmer.co.uk/awards or by sending the nomination form to the address at the end of this article.

Organised by South West Farmer, 2017’s awards cemented its position as one of the leading agricultural award evenings in the region. This year the Cornwall Channel will be live streaming the event.

Sponsored by Cornish Mutual, this year’s event will be held on Thursday, November 8, at the Colin Atkinson Pavilion at Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, Somerset, the home of county cricket.

Categories this year include: Farmhand of the Year, Organic Farmer of the year, Innovation Award, Farm Manager of the Year, Sheep Farmer of the Year, Beef Farmer of the Year, Dairy Farmer of the Year, Arable Farmer of the Year, Outstanding Achievement of the Year, Green Farmer of the Year, Family Run Farm of the Year, Young Farmer of the Year, Farmhand of the Year, Organic Farmer of the Year and the Innovation Award.

Each category nominee will have to meet set criteria, including enterprise performance, use of technology, environmental considerations, contribution to the community/agricultural industry and vision/marketing strategy.

All nominations will be judged by a panel of sponsors. The South West Farmer Awards give the farming industry in the region a chance to stand up and be recognised with an emphasis on future and forward-thinking farmers.

Supported by industry experts, the event gives local farmers, suppliers, breeders and everyone involved in the industry the recognition they deserve for the tremendous work they do throughout the year.

South West Farmer editor Paul Armstrong said: “Entries are already starting to roll in for this year’s event but we want many more. You can either nominate yourself or somebody you know. Last year’s event was a great success. Let’s make this year’s even better."

Nominations can be completed online at southwestfarmer.co.uk/awards or made at agricultural shows in the south west throughout the summer.”
Sponsors for the awards are Coodes Solicitors, Mole Valley, Natural Generation and Old Mill.

To nominate for any of the above categories simply go to southwestfarmer.co.uk/awards and either send it to South West Farmer Awards nominations 2018, South West Farmer Newspaper, Falmouth Business Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, TR11 4SZ or e-mail to editorial@southwestfarmer.co.uk.
The closing date for nominations is July 31.