Back, bigger and better - The British Farming Awards 2016

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The British Farming Awards are back for 2016 – bigger and better and ready to celebrate the industry.

Now in its fourth year, The British Farming Awards 2016 team are now looking for entries and nominations, following the unprecedented success of last year’s event.

Recognising the hard work, innovation and determination in farming, the awards recognise the achievements of farmers working within the UK agricultural industry.

There are 15 categories in total, recognising farming’s core sectors - arable, beef, sheep, dairy and machinery – as well as acknowledging the vast array of farm diversifications emerging as farmers add value to their business. The team is also looking for entries for Family Farm Business of the Year, New Entrant and Ag Student if the year.

New this year is the Contractor Innovator of the Year Award, which highlights individuals who have identified a niche in the market to grow their businesses.

There is often a perception when entering awards that you have to be the biggest and the best in the industry, but the British Farming Awards aims to showcase innovation and adaptability - no matter what the size and scale of the business.

Group Head of Content, Emma Penny, says: “We are delighted with the success of the awards and that we have been able to recognise up-and-coming talent in the industry, as well as bringing well-deserved attention to those doing a great job for their own businesses and, in some cases, as with our Farming Hero award, the industry as a whole.

“If you have re-invented your business, changed your approach, developed a new agricultural input, adopted new technology or launched a farm diversification, we want to hear from you.”

To enter or nominate someone you feel is doing an exceptional job and needs recognition, simply complete the online application form by July 15, 2016.

There is no cost for entering the awards, and all shortlisted finalists will receive two complimentary places to the event.

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