bfa shortlist

All 60 farmers shortlisted for the British Farming Awards 2022 are making huge strides in helping UK agriculture achieve the industry’s aim to reach net zero by 2040.

The finalists, from all corners of the country, are demonstrating impressive sustainable practices including the restoration of ancient orchards, planting thousands of kilometres of hedgerows to protect wildlife, and implementing a raft of renewable energies to run carbon neutral businesses.

The inspirational group of farmers and food producers will now battle it out for the top accolades across 15 categories which highlight the diversity and diligence of UK agriculture.

Alongside farming’s core sectors including dairy, beef, sheep and arable, there is a celebration of new entrants coming into the industry, the sophisticated progression of agri-technology and the continuing creation of innovative diversifications.

A further two awards – Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture and Farmers Guardian Farming Hero – will be announced during the awards evening which will be held on Thursday, October 20, at the newly announced venue of The Vox, Birmingham.

Organised by Agriconnect, parent company of Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, the British Farming Awards is supported by Morrisons.


The British Farming Awards is a nationally recognised event which has celebrated, showcased and rewarded hundreds of British farmers who have successfully introduced innovation to drive their business forward, despite ever-increasing challenges.

Sophie Throup, Head of Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Sourcing at 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 want to support the recognition of the effort, care, innovation and skills British farmers put into making and providing food we are all proud of.”

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For more information and pictures of the finalists, contact Tom Johnson, Marketing Executive, on 01772 799 529 or email