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2017 Awards

The winners of the 2017 British Farming Awards were 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.

2017 Winners

Agricultural Student of the Year:
Benjamin Theaker, Nottingham Trent University


Arable Innovator of the Year:
Andrew Francis, Elveden Farms, Norfolk


Diversification Innovator of the Year – Small to Medium:
Sam Moorhouse, Hesper Farm Skyr, Hesper Farm, North Yorkshire


Diversification Innovator of the Year – Large:
Adam and Lisa-Jane Fraser, Coldharbour Farm, Frasers, Kent


New Entrant Awards: Against the odds:
Matthew Jackson, Penllech Bach, Gwynedd


Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture:
Caroline Drummond, MBE


2017 Video

Venue

The 2017 British Farming Awards was held in the Imperial Suite at The National Conference Centre, Birmingham. The NCC has gained an exceptional reputation across the industry, accommodating over 200,000 guests each year.

Guest Speaker

We were delighted that Impressionist Rory Bremner was the guest speaker at the 2017 British Farming Awards.

Profile:

Rory Bremner is Britain’s best-loved impressionist. With a repertoire of over one hundred characters, he impersonates everyone from film stars to chatshow hosts, sportsmen to newsreaders and politicians to fellow comedians.

His series Rory Bremner…Who Else? and Bremner, Bird & Fortune, have been among the sharpest satire shows on television. Rory frequently appears in one-off topical specials including Between Iraq and a Hard Place, and Silly Money, a four part satirical documentary on the global banking crisis. He frequently appears on a range of both comic and serious programmes including Question Time, The One Show, QI, and This Week. He was a regular on BBC 2’s Mock the Week and partnered Erin on the Saturday night hit Strictly Come Dancing.

Rory has also hosted Breakfast with Frost, written diaries for the Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman, and translated a number of operas including Kurt Weill’s Der Silbersee for Broomhill Opera (he speaks fluent German, French and Spanish). He’s even achieved charttopping status with his single 19 Not Out (performed with the BBC cricket commentary team).

He has twice won the British Comedy Award for Top Male Performer as well as BAFTA’s Best Light Entertainment Award.

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“I feel totally overwhelmed, it’s one of the highlights of my farming career. The food has been excellent tonight and that is what the industry is all about. The event has brought together the cream of agriculture and it’s a privilege to be a part of it.”

Jonathan Boaz, Arable Innovator of the Year, Mill Farm, J.F. Boaz & Sons, Worcestershire

“I feel totally overwhelmed, it’s one of the highlights of my farming career. The food has been excellent tonight and that is what the industry is all about. The event has brought together the cream of agriculture and it’s a privilege to be a part of it.”

Ben Anthony, Sheep Innovator of the Year, Fronwen Farm, Anthony and fairclough, Carmarthenshire