Finalists announced for British Farming Awards

Collage of British Farming Awards finalists
Norette Ferns

Fifty-six farmers and growers across the UK have been shortlisted for the 2019 British Farming Awards.

Now entering their seventh year, the British Farming Awards has celebrated, showcased and rewarded hundreds of British food and drink producers across the sector. The awards are organised by AgriBriefing, parent company of Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, and supported by Morrisons.

This year's 14 categories represent farming’s core sectors including dairy, beef, sheep, arable and contractor and there is also a celebration of new entrants coming into the industry, the wealth of diversification businesses and family farms and the acknowledgement of an evolving digital presence within farming.

Finalists in Scotland include Euan Caldwell, Balruddy and Mylnefield Farms, James Hutton Institute shortlisted for the Arable Innovator of the Year and The Marshall Family, Baddinsgill Farm, Scottish Borders, finalists in the Family Farming Business of the Year category.

Two of the four finalists in the Diversification Innovator of the Year are in Scotland: Martyn and Harry Steedman, Mains Farm, Mains Farm Wigwams, Stirlingshire and the Goldie Familt, Craighead Farm, Craighead Country Nursery School, East Ayrshire.

Scottish farmers are also well represented in the New Entrants Awards with two finalists: Andrew and Aileen Marchant, Clonhie Farm, A. and A. Marchant, Dumfries and Galloway and Lucy Eyre and Nick Langston-Bolt​, Langston Farm, Angus.

Last year, the British Farming Awards event welcomed more than 700 farmers and industry professionals to the National Conference in Birmingham, which will once again play host to this year’s evening taking place on 17 October.

Visit the British Farming Awards website to see all the finalists