Welcome to the British Farming Awards

2018 Finalists announced – see the shortlist here.

Farmers are at the heart of UK agriculture

With the Brexit process marching on, The British Farming Awards is a celebration of the every-day resilience and innovation demonstrated across the core sectors of our industry.

Organised by AgriBriefing, parent company to Farmers GuardianArable Farming and Dairy Farmer, there are 14 categories in total. All 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 businesses.

The awards showcase diversity and a willingness to adapt regardless of whether you are a farmer, farm worker, new entrant or a member of an established family business.

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.


“You’ve got to take every opportunity that comes your way.”

Benjamin Theaker, Nottingham Trent University, 2017 Agricultural Student of the Year winner

“The award has been incredibly positive for our business giving us further recognition against all our retail partners.”

Sarah Louise Fairburn, L J Fairburn & Son, 2017 Family Farming business of the Year winner

“I thought I wouldn’t get any further, it was a total shock.”

Frank Morphet, Swarthmoor Hall Farm, 2017 Machinery Innovator of the Year winner

“It’s made me stand out from the crowd, especially with the bigger jobs in the industry.”

Graeme Parker, Graeme Parker Hoof Trimming, 2017 Contractor Innovator of the Year winner

“Go for it – the benefits come from taking part.”

Paul Redmore, Neston Home Farm, 2017 Dairy Innovator of the Year winner

“If you think you are doing something genuinely innovative to do with the agricultural industry then it’s well worth entering.”

Sam Moorhouse, Hesper Farm Skyr, 2017 Diversification (small to medium) Innovator of the Year Winner

“The whole thing is an incredible experience.”

Will Evans, Rock and Roll Farming, 2017 Digital Innovator of the Year winner

2017 Highlights

The winners of the 2017 British Farming Awards have been revealed at a fantastic awards ceremony, held at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, and supported by Morrisons, on Thursday 19th October 2017.

More than 700 farmers and industry professionals attended the event, which showcased the innovation and achievements of farmers across the agricultural industry.

Click here to meet our 2017 winners

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