BBC Farmer of the Year

BBC1’s Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, leads the call for nominations in the search for this year’s BBC Farmer of the Year.

Adam – an award-winning farmer and presenter of BBC One’s Countryfile programme – is leading the search for outstanding and inspirational farmers as part of this year’s BBC Food & Farming Awards. As one of the judges of the BBC Farmer of the Year category Adam wants people to send in nominations for, “someone who has risen to the challenges of sustainable farming in the 21st century and who has been a source of encouragement and inspiration to others interested in food production and the countryside”.

Farmers can nominate themselves or others, by going to

In his call for nominations Adam said, “There are some incredibly enthusiastic people and some wonderfully inspirational farmers out there, working hard every day, making a real difference to how food is produced, to the landscape and to the economy. We’d love to hear about the people who stand out from the crowd, farmers who are unique, putting something back and inspiring others, and also proving that they can run a modern-day farm in a sustainable way with proven viability.”

“As a farmer myself, I really know how prestigious winning BBC Farmer of the Year is in the farming community, so if you are someone who deserves that accolade, or know a farmer who does – please send in a nomination.”

How to enter

Nominate now >>>

Nominations close Sunday August 12th. Once the judges have selected a shortlist for each of the categories, they will visit each finalist in person. The eventual winners will be announced at the annual BBC Food & Farming Awards ceremony, held at the BBC Good Food Show, NEC, Birmingham on November 28th. Shortly after, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a programme featuring the winners and judges.


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