As the judges pore over the first class nominations in order to reach their all important decisions, our thoughts are turning to the extravaganza that is the Awards Evening ceremony.

It's an evening for putting your gladrags on and celebrating being the best farmers in the south west.

It's a great night of excellent company, fine wine and great food. The evening is a chance not just for their finalists and families to celebrate, it’s an opportunity for everyone involved in the farming industry to get dressed up and to get together.

Sponsored by Cornish Mutual, this year’s black tie Awards Evening is taking place on Thursday, November 7, at the Colin Atkinson Pavilion at Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, Somerset.

The evening involves a champagne reception and three course dinner followed by the announcements of the award winners.

Everyone is welcome to this glitzy, fun night out. Tickets are £35 per head.

To book your tickets call Roland Ebert on 01326 213322 or email Finalists will be contacted closer to the date with a special price offer for additional tickets.