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2018 Winners

Agricultural Student of the Year

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Arable Innovator of the Year

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Beef Innovator of the Year

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Contractor Innovator of the Year

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Dairy Innovator of the Year

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Digital Innovator of the Year

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Diversification Innovator of the Year – Small to Medium

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Leona Kane

Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil,
Broglasco Farm,
Northern Ireland

Diversification Innovator of the Year – Large

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Family Farming Business of the Year

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Farmers Guardian Farming Hero of the Year

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Volac

This award recognises an individual or group of people who strive to make a positive difference to the lives of other people during times of uncertainty or adversity. They may also be campaigning to raise awareness to the wider industry and beyond.

Farm Worker of the Year

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Jack Bedlow

M.E.S. Dart & Partners and A.G. Hedges (Farms),
Oxfordshire

Machinery Innovator of the Year

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New Entrant Award: Against the odds

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Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture

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NSF

This prestigious award is designed to recognise one individual’s dedication to the farming industry.

The Award is given to a member of the agricultural industry who has worked tirelessly for UK farming, either through delivering innovation, championing the needs for fellow farmers, spearheading change and/or promoting the industry to the wider public.

Sheep Innovator of the Year

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Sam Jones

Brookhouse Farm,
E. Jones & Son,
Worcestershire

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“To be nominated for this award was a great thing, to be a finalist was awesome, to win it is unbelievable really.”

Steven Holmes, 2018 Diversification Innovator of the Year (Small to Medium), Farmyard Ales, Moss Edge Farm, Lancashire

“I’m over the moon. It’s a brilliant industry to get into, it’s diverse and every day is different. You’ve got to work hard, put the hours in, but the reward comes in the end.”

Rhidian Glyn, 2018 New Entrant Award: Against the Odds, Rhiwgriafol, R. & E. Glyn, Powys

“Winning was the biggest surprise – ever!   lots of people supported me on the night as the venue was so close for us. Walking up to the stage was something I will never forget. ”

Sam Jones, 2018 Sheep Innovator of the Year, Brookhouse Farm, E. Jones & Son, Worcestershire

“Just to be a finalist and sat there in this room full of such inspirational people was enough, to win was just something else!”

Kathryn Mitchell, 2018 Diversification Innovator of the Year (large), The Lambing Shed Farm Shop, Moseley Hall Farm, Cheshire