NFU Community Farming Heroes – Winners announced

First published: 02 November 2022

Our heroes from left to right: Morgan Tudor – Wales, John Duggleby – North East, James and Emma Loder-Symonds – South East, Cathy Leahy – East Anglia, Olly Harrison – North West

Our heroes from left to right: Morgan Tudor – Wales, John Duggleby – North East, James and Emma Loder-Symonds – South East, Cathy Leahy – East Anglia, Olly Harrison – North West, Andy and Lynda Eadon – West Midlands, Andrew and Alison Musson – South West, Ian Watson – East Midlands, with Minette Batters.

MPs have been celebrating the nation’s farmers at our seventh Back British Farming Day. A huge congratulations to all of our Community Farming Heroes, who are being given their awards at the event on 2 November 2022.

This year, MPs were invited to spotlight the vital role their local farmers play in helping the community as part of Back British Farming Day.

Our NFU Community Farming Hero awards have been the perfect place to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture in the corridors of power.

Supporting rural communities

And, over the summer MPs have been visiting farms all over England and Wales, handing out their constituency winner certificates and talking to members about the important work the constituency winners do to support rural communities – take a look at the MPs on farm.  

For the first time, we asked MPs to nominate an NFU farmer in their constituency who they believe goes above and beyond for their community. This could include:

  • supporting their community during hard times
  • fundraising for charities
  • providing services beyond farming to the community or
  • helping people to enjoy the farmed landscape.

MPs on farm

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We received 115 nominations who automatically became constituency winners of the Community Farming Hero award. The constituency winners were then put forward for a regional award.

Panels made up of county advisers, regional directors and council members were convened to determine the regional winner for each region.


Meet the NFU Community Farming Heroes


MPs on farm

See just some of the MPs that were out meeting their constituency winners. 


 

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