WHERE are the unsung heroes of our local farming industry?

That’s the challenge today for people involved in agriculture across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

The Three Counties Farmer monthly publication has launched its second annual farming awards after a highly successful inaugural event.

It is looking for nominations to honour the dedicated professionals of the local farming industry who help feed the nation and grow the local economy.

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Normally, they toil long and hard without much in the way of recognition. But not now.

The Three Counties Farming Awards unapologetically delivers some pomp and ceremony to recognise and reward the fantastic work going on in the agricultural sector across the region.

A glamorous awards ceremony takes place on June11, 2020, on the eve of the Royal Three Counties Show.

Are you a farmer, agricultural business or contractor who feels they have done something worthy of praise this year?

Or maybe you just know of someone who deserves special recognition?

Entry is easy, all you need to do is go to the website address below and fill out a nomination form designed to capture all the key points required to put before our expert panel of judges.

The awards up for grabs are:

•Pig Farmer of the Year

•Sheep Farmer of the Year

•Farm Conservation project of the Year

•Cattle Farmer of the Year

•Family Run Farm of the Year

•Young Farmer (under 26) of the Year

•Poultry Farmer of the Year

•Arable Farmer of the Year

•Farming Contractor of the Year

•Fruit/Hop Farmer of the Year

•Farming Hero

•Award for Outstanding Achievement

As well as recognising local farmers, the awards raise money for our supported charity, the Addington Trust.

The Royal Three Counties Show is the partner sponsor while a number of other local businesses specialising in the agriculture sector also support the awards.

To nominate yourself or someone else visit www.herefordtimes.com/awards/tcf

You’re just a couple of clicks away from helping to find the local farming heroes of 2020!