The farming sector is a major contributor to the local economy employing thousands of people and the Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards aim to recognise the vast talent, entrepreneurship and excellence that exists in the sector. As the theme of the awards suggests we are ‘’Celebrating Excellence in Farming’’ and giving well deserved recognition to the best farmers and farming businesses in the industry.
There are seven farming awards covering all the main sectors, dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, poultry, arable/horticulture and Wildlife Friendly Farmer. Added to this we will be recognising the many commercial businesses involved in the farming sector with four business awards covering Agri-Food, Artisan, Machinery/Farm Suppliers and Training. Then we have three categories paying attention to particular sectors within farming, Farm Safe, Woman of Excellence in Agriculture and Young Farmer/Student. We also have three special recognition awards, Unsung Hero, Farming Champion and Lifetime Achievement.
The awards offer farmers and businesses operating in the farming sector a great opportunity to showcase their achievements and increase their profile.