This September will see our seventh annual Back British Farming Day.
As in previous years, we'll be asking MPs to wear our iconic wheatsheaf lapel pin badge to show their support for British farming.
The Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and senior politicians have worn them proudly during debates and Prime Minister’s Questions.
How to get involved
Our communications team will be making sure that broadcast and print press and social media channels are full of content celebrating British farming.
We'll also be sharing some of the 3,000 photos that members of the public sent us in our Best of British Farming photo competition.
We also want as many farmers and growers as possible to join in on social media by posting about the work they do and why they’re proud to produce food for the nation.
COMING SOON – order your social media sign!
This year we will be providing members with a laminated sign printed with the words 'British farmers = ' and a pen so that you can write what you think.
You can write whatever makes you proud to be a British farmer.
It could be as simple as 'British farmers = tasty food on your plate'. Or 'British farmers = high animal welfare standards.' Or even 'British farmers = care for our countryside!'
Post a picture or video of yourself holding up your sign with your message on social media including the #BackBritishFarmingDay hashtag.
Keep an eye on NFUonline, our newsletters and social media channels in the coming days for information on how you can order your sign.
Community Farming Hero awards
We'll be announcing the overall regional winners in our inaugural Community Farming Hero awards at our event in Westminster on Back British Farming Day.
MPs have been nominating members from their constituencies who have gone above and beyond for their local community.
NFU President Minette Batters said: “British farmers and growers are often pillars of their communities. Whether it’s maintaining the landscapes people love to visit, helping neighbours in times of extreme weather or fundraising for local charities, NFU members often go the extra mile. With the help of MPs we're recognising and celebrating their invaluable contributions.”