Entry deadline extends for the British Farming Awards

The entry deadline for the British Farming Awards has been extended by a further seven days. 

With the current situation across the UK, it’s been a difficult few months for most farmers, so we’re allowing farmers from all sectors a bit more time to complete their entries. And for those who have not yet had time to enter, the chance to give their business a boost is very much still up grabs and to showcase how the industry has excelled during challenging times.

With a renewed appreciation for the UK’s food supply chain, there has never been such an opportunity to recognise the pivotal role farming plays across the country.

Over the last few months the agricultural industry has been at the heart of meeting the exponential demand from consumers for every day ingredients, many of which were previously taken for granted.

Celebrating the innovative, determined and extraordinary farmers across all sectors, the British Farming Awards will showcase the diversity and adaptability of the UK’s finest farmers.

Alongside farming’s core sectors – dairy, beef, sheep, arable and machinery – there is also recognition in other much valued groups such as family farms, students, new entrants, new agri-technology and the huge number of diversifications, which are now so crucial to many businesses.

The 2020 event is organised by AgriBriefing, the parent company of Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, and is supported by Morrisons.

Sophie Throup, Morrisons Head of Agriculture and Fisheries, said: “We are long term supporters of British Farming and this year more than ever would like to thank and celebrate the work of British farmers and growers who are helping us to feed the nation.

“The effort, innovation and skills which go into providing food farmed to the high standards that we all enjoy is something we should be proud of.”

Farmers Guardian Editor, Ben Briggs, said: “Ensuring the country does not go hungry is what British farming has always done and this spring, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is their efforts which have kept – and will carry on keeping – families fed and retail shelves full.

“Agriculture has always been a vibrant and crucially important sector and the British Farming Awards has always sought to shine a light on the innovation, determination and excellence that makes our proud industry tick.”

The closing date for entries is Friday, July 3.