Award Categories

Rural Business of the Year

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    A remarkable rural business from the region that is positively thriving as a productive and profitable enterprise to the benefit of local people and the economy, giving it a great story to tell.

Farm of the Year

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An inspiring farm operation that is excelling in its field and is an example for others to follows, as chosen by The Yorkshire Post.

Rural Hero

    A committed individual or rural-based group that has selflessly volunteered their time within a rural setting for the benefit of their community.

Young Farmer of the Year

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  A farmer aged 35 or under who has demonstrated excellence in agriculture that stands him or her out from their peers.

Professional Services to the Community

Rural businesses need support from a wide-range of professionals, this award celebrates excellent customer service in professional services in rural Yorkshire.

Vet of the Year

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Outstanding service and a consummate professional, this is a vet that is held in high regard for his or her work and manner, whether on the farm or in the surgery.

Rural High Street or Rural Retailer

A business or collection of businesses in rural Yorkshire that is a runaway success with locals and visitors alike and makes a vital impact to the local economy.

Rural Tourist Attraction

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    A tourism business or collection of tourism businesses in rural Yorkshire that stands out for its success with locals and visitors, and makes a key contribution to the local economy.

Farm Shop

A farm shop in Yorkshire that can demonstrate outstanding success as a local employer, sourcing local food and drink, championing Yorkshire produce, and contributing to the rural economy.


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Whether excelling as part of their studies or whilst serving an apprenticeship, this individual shows they have a bright future in a countryside career ahead of them.


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    A rural business that has grabbed their destiny with both hands and changed the course of their operations by embracing a diversification project that excels in its field and sustains their farming operations.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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    An individual, chosen by us, who has dedicated decades of service to agriculture in Yorkshire and deserves extra special recognition for their outstanding achievements. We are not inviting nominations for this category.