Judging process

Judging process

An independent panel of judges will select all our winners. There will be a short telephone interview for all shortlisted entries, you can find the dates for these interviews on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The panel of judges, specific to each category, will include a sector expert, a leading farming figure in the field and a member of Farmers Guardian staff. The group will discuss the material and then score each entry against each of the judging criteria, ranking the top five entries for each criteria.

An independent panel of judges will select all our winners. There will be a short telephone interview for all shortlisted entries, you can find the dates for these interviews on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The panel of judges, specific to each category, will include a sector expert, a leading farming figure in the field and a member of Farmers Guardian staff. The group will discuss the material and then score each entry against each of the judging criteria, ranking the top five entries for each criteria.

Agricultural Student of the Year judging panel

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Agricultural Student of the Year judging panel

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Christine Tacon CBE

Chair
Management Development Services (MDS)

Aled Thomas

2019 winner
Harper Adams University

Mollie Leach

Business Reporter
Farmers Guardian

To be confirmed

Christine Tacon CBE

Chair
Management Development Services (MDS)

Aled Thomas

2019 winner
Harper Adams University

Mollie Leach

Business Reporter
Farmers Guardian

To be confirmed

Agri-tech Innovator of the Year judging panel

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Agri-tech Innovator of the Year judging panel

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Richard Charles

Manager, Aftersales Customer Care and Training
AGCO Corporation

Luke Halsey

Head of & Programme Manager
Farm491

Ben Thompson

Agri-Tech Project Manager
Hartpury University and Hartpury College

Helen Keevil

Head of UK Sales
Hummingbird Technologies (2019 winner)

Richard Charles

Manager, Aftersales Customer Care and Training
AGCO Corporation

Luke Halsey

Head of & Programme Manager
Farm491

Ben Thompson

Agri-Tech Project Manager
Hartpury University and Hartpury College

Helen Keevil

Head of UK Sales
Hummingbird Technologies (2019 winner)

Arable Innovator of the Year judging panel

Arable Innovator of the Year judging panel

Daniel Kindred

Head of Agronomics
ADAS

Natalie Wood

County Arable Agronomist
Yara UK

Tim Parton

2019 winner
S.S. & S.D. Kirk

Alice Dyer

Arable Technical Specialist
Farmers Guardian & Arable Farming Magazine

Daniel Kindred

Head of Agronomics
ADAS

Natalie Wood

County Arable Agronomist
Yara UK

Tim Parton

2019 winner
S.S. & S.D. Kirk

Alice Dyer

Arable Technical Specialist
Farmers Guardian & Arable Farming Magazine

Beef Innovator of the Year judging panel

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