Chance to be named Farmer of the Year

FARMERS IN the region who go the extra mile to educate the public about the journey of food from field to fork can put themselves forward to be recognised by The Yorkshire Post.

Entries are being sought for The Yorkshire Post's Farmer of the Year Award

Outstanding candidates who demonstrate their commitment to educating the public about what they do are being considered to be named our Farmer of the Year 2015.

To be in with a chance of winning, farmers are asked to explain, in up to 500 words, how they interact with the public.

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An industry panel of judges will consider all the entries after the closing date on Friday, June 12 and the inaugural award will be presented to the winning farmer at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate which takes place on July 14-16.

Jeremy Clifford, editor of The Yorkshire Post, said: “There is no other award out there that celebrates how Yorkshire farmers are increasingly becoming educators to the public about the food they consume.

“Despite all the challenges facing the agricultural industry, our county’s farmers can rightly be proud of their contribution to the British way of life - from putting fantastic tasting food, reared to high welfare standards, on our plates every day, to the maintenance of our precious rural landscapes that, year after year, draw visitors to our region.”

To nominate your farming business for the 2015 Farmer of the Year Award, send your entry, including your contact details, to: Ben Barnett, Country Week, The Yorkshire Post, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE. Alternatively, email entries to [email protected]