NOMINATIONS have been arriving at our offices for the 2019 South West Farmer Awards.

The June 30 deadline is fast approaching, so if you know a hard-working farmer that you think needs to be recognised, the awards are just the ticket.

Now in its fourth year, the awards gives the farming industry in the West Country 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.

This year’s awards categories are:

Farm Manager of the Year, sponsored by Farming Community Network

Sheep Farmer of the Year, Rumenco

Young Farmer of the Year, sponsored by Coodes

Outstanding Achievement

Beef Farmer of the Year, sponsored by Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Dairy Farmer of the Year,

Family-run Farm of the Year, sponsored by Mole Valley

Mixed Farmer of the Year

Diversification of the Year, sponsored by Cornish Mutual

Read the full details of each category at

The 2019 Awards will be held at the Somerset County Cricket Ground, November 7, from 6.30pm.

For details on ticket sales and nominations please call 01326 213322.

Have you, or do you know someone who has given 100 per cent and achieved great things?Or someone who has made a difference to the face of farming?

To nominate, use the form at, email, or post details in the following format to: South West Farmer, Packet Media, Falmouth Business Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, TR11 4SZ.

Nominee Name:

Address (inc postcode):



Describe farm being nominated:

Please provide a 50-word overview regarding the farm enterprise (e.g. farm size, flock/herd, other enterprises on the farm, any diversification, technology on the farm etc) to give an overall flavour regarding the size and type of farm being entered.

Summary of farm’s approach:

Each nomination should also include a 50-word summary of the farm’s approach regarding each of the five criteria below:

Enterprise performance

Use of technology

Environmental concerns

Contribution to the community/agricultural industry

Vision/Marketing Strategy

Please choose the category you are nominating them for and please include your name, address (including postcode), phone and email address.