British Farming Award winners announced

Britain’s farming industry came together on 20 October to celebrate the achievements of individuals at the British Farming Awards.
Thu 02/11/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

Sponsored by retailer Morrisons and organised by Farmers Guardian, the event in Birmingham was attended by more than 800 farmers and industry professionals from across the UK. 

In its eleventh year, the event celebrated pioneering farmers across all sectors who were leading in areas of technology, science, food production and sustainability. Alongside farming’s core sectors there was also recognition for students, family farms, new entrants, nature-friendly businesses and diversifications, which are now so crucial to many businesses. 

The Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture was awarded to the Tenant Farming Association chief executive George Dunn. In his role, he has lobbied on the major issues affecting farmers and has been instrumental in advising the government on how schemes can better support the tenanted sector as farming moves forward in the future.

The winner of the Farmers Guardian’s Farming Hero: Flying the Flag for British Agriculture is the Nicholson family from Cannon Hall Farm. The team welcome more than 1million visitors across its multifunctional site comprising a working farm, adventure playgrounds, farm shop and three restaurants.

Sophie Throup, technical and sustainability director, Manufacturing, Morrisons, said:  “As long term supporters of British farming, we want to thank farmers across the country for the work they continue to do in these challenging times. We recognise the effort, care, innovation and skills which British farmers put into making and providing food we are all proud of.”

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