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Dairy Farmer of the Year

Dairy Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Alltech

  1. demonstrate evidence of innovation, bench marking, physical and financial performance and diversification
  2. illustrate good human/animal welfare practices and upkeep of internal and external work places
  3. summarise evidence of growth and development to date, and outline future potential

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Beef Farmer of the Year

Beef Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Bovipast

  1. demonstrate evidence of innovation, bench marking, physical and financial performance and diversification
  2. illustrate good human/animal welfare practices and upkeep of internal and external work places
  3. summarise evidence of growth and development to date, and outline future potential

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Sheep Farmer of the Year

Sheep Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Footvax

  1. demonstrate evidence of innovation, bench marking, physical and financial performance and diversification
  2.  illustrate good human/animal welfare practices and upkeep of internal and external work places
  3. summarise evidence of growth and development to date, and outline future potential

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Pig Farmer of the Year

Pig Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Cookstown

  1. demonstrate evidence of innovation, bench marking, physical and financial performance and diversification
  2. illustrate good human/animal welfare practices and upkeep of internal and external work places
  3. summarise evidence of growth and development to date, and outline future potential

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Poultry Farmer of the Year

Poultry Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Moy Park

  1. demonstrate evidence of innovation, bench marking, physical and financial performance and diversification
  2. illustrate good human/animal welfare practices and upkeep of internal and external work places
  3. summarise evidence of growth and development to date, and outline future potential

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Arable/ Horticulture Farmer of the Year

  1. demonstrate evidence of innovation, bench marking, physical and financial performance and  diversification
  2. illustrate good human/animal welfare practices and upkeep of internal and external work places
  3. summarise evidence of growth and development to date, and outline future potential

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Wildlife Friendly Farmer of the Year

Wildlife Friendly Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by RSPB

  1. describe any maintenance, restoration and/or creation of specific habitats on the farm
  2. explain how the conservation measures benefit the wildlife on the farm
  3. show clear evidence of wildlife benefits from the conservation measures undertaken on the farm
  4. outline why farmland biodiversity is important to you

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Machinery Company/Farm Supplier of the Year

Machinery Company/Farm Supplier of the Year

Sponsored by AJS Farm Machinery Shows

All machinery companies & farm suppliers are eligible to enter, including manufacturers and suppliers, feed suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, vet suppliers and service providers.

  1. describe the business including number of employees and turnover
  2. summarise marketing strategy
  3. describe product innovation
  4. summarise future growth plans and how the business stands out from competitors

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Agri-Food Business of the Year

All businesses in the agri-food sector are eligible to enter including manufacturers and retailers.

  1. describe the business including number of employees and turnover
  2. summarise marketing strategy
  3. outline details of unique/premium quality products
  4. summarise future growth plans
  5. demonstrate how the business stands out from competitors

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Artisan Producer of the Year

All Businesses in the Artisan sector are eligible to enter including manufacturers & retailers

  1. describe the business including number of employees and turnover
  2. summarise marketing strategy
  3. outline details of unique/premium quality products
  4. summarise future growth plans
  5. demonstrate how the business stands out from competitors

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Commitment to Training Award

Commitment to Training Award

Sponsored by Lantra Awards

The land-based and environmental sectors are important areas of employment in NI; these businesses enhance the quality of life for everyone.  Anyone can apply/ nominate a candidate – land-based employee or employer, training provider, school, college or university, etc. 

  1. state how a strong commitment to training is important to you/your organisation
  2. for learners/employers/training providers – Briefly describe your commitment to training and the training you/your business have undertaken/provided in the last 12 months.
  3. explain what the biggest barriers to training are and how have you/your organisation tried to overcome them
  4. describe what the impact of the training you have undertaken/provided has been

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Farm Safety Partnership

Farm Safety Partnership's Innovation Award

Sponsored by Farm Safety Partnership Affiliate

The Farm Safety Partnership Innovation Award recognises simple and inexpensive ideas that improve safety within the Farming Industry and can be shared with other farmers.

Whether you are a business, organisation or are a farmer, we want to hear about ideas that you have put into practice that help improve safety on your farm and make farms safer.

1. Describe your idea, how it works and what problem it solves.  Where possible, include photographs or drawings.
2. Describe how your idea is cost effective & can be easily put in place on the farm
3. Explain how the idea could be of use to others and how it will improve safety on other farms

 

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Woman of Excellence in Agriculture

Woman of Excellence in Agriculture

Sponsored by Creagh Concrete

  1. describe your personal commitment to farming & how you promote agriculture as an important local industry
  2.  describe how you share your skills and knowledge to support others and/or are a champion for women in the farming sector and rural women
  3. illustrate your passion for sharing the agriculture story
  4. outline your ambitions for your own personal future and that of the role of women in farming

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Young Farmer/Student of the Year

Young Farmer/Student of the Year

  1. give examples showing your enthusiasm and positive attitude for the farming industry & advocacy for the study of agriculture - illustrate how your attention to detail has had a positive impact on the success of your studies/involvement in farming
  2. explain how you have researched, developed and implemented new initiatives, improved efficiencies and utilized a diverse range of skills and achievements
  3. illustrate your outstanding academic performance, research accomplishments and overall contribution to the farming sector
  4. illustrate what extra-curricular activities you have within the farming industry example YFC, charity work, etc

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Unsung Hero Award

Unsung Hero Award

Sponsored by Jim Nicholson MEP

This award is open to any individual employed in the farming industry either in the public or private sector including farm staff, farming companies and Government bodies.  Demonstrate why the nominee is considered an unsung hero including whether through work related activity, engagement with the local farming community, charity or voluntary work.

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Farming Champion Award

Farming Champion Award

This award is open to people who, through their activities, have demonstrated outstanding achievement in championing the cause of the Northern Ireland farming industry.  Nominees will be judged against the following criteria: how innovative were their activities, how great an impact their actions had, have their actions brought the industry to the attention of a non-farming audience in a positive way, and is there an international dimension.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Danske Bank

This award is open to any person of retirement age who has worked in the farming industry in either the public or private sector.  Include a short outline of their career, their length of service and what made them outstanding in their field.

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This event is proudly brought to you by:

EVENT CONTACTS:


Karen Fitzmaurice
Karen.fitzmaurice@jpress.co.uk
028 38395564

Julie Forde
Julie.forde@jpress.co.uk 
028 38395504

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