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)

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Aled Thomas

2019 winner
Harper Adams University

Sophie Throup

Head of Agriculture & Fisheries,
Morrisons

Mollie Leach

Business Reporter
Farmers Guardian

Christine Tacon CBE

Chair
Management Development Services (MDS)

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Aled Thomas

2019 winner
Harper Adams University

Sophie Throup

Head of Agriculture & Fisheries,
Morrisons

Mollie Leach

Business Reporter
Farmers Guardian

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

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Ben Thompson

Agri-Tech Project Manager
Hartpury University and Hartpury College

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Helen Keevil

Head of UK Sales
Hummingbird Technologies (2019 winner)

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Richard Charles

Manager, Aftersales Customer Care and Training
AGCO Corporation

Luke Halsey

Head of & Programme Manager
Farm491

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Ben Thompson

Agri-Tech Project Manager
Hartpury University and Hartpury College

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Helen Keevil

Head of UK Sales
Hummingbird Technologies (2019 winner)

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