An award recognising farmers that are embracing sustainable farming practices and making a positive impact on the environment, is seeking nominations.
The award, one of several from the British Farming Awards, will be given to a farming business that is proactively reducing its’ carbon footprint through activities such as renewable energy generation, regenerative agriculture, biodiversity and methods to improve soil health.
Now in its 10th year, the British Farming Awards celebrate innovative and extraordinary farmers from all sectors and also includes categories such as:
- Agri-tech innovator of the year
- Agricultural Student of the year
- Diversification of the year
- Farming hero – championing individuals who are making a positive difference to the lives of others
- Grassland farmer of the year
Previous winners of the Sustainable farmer of the year include Kate and Kevin Hoare, from Trenance Farm in Cornwall, who use captured methane as a fuel onfarm and encourage biodiversity through rewilding and restoring habitats, and James Wright, of Tonnagh Farm in Co. Armagh, who uses farm slurry and local food waste to produce renewable energy through his AD plant and rainwater collection ponds to encourage new habitats for insects and plants.
Entries close on Friday 24th June – to enter and/or find out more about the sustainable farming award please visit here.