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Owner and director of Moule & Co judges Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year awards

Owner and director of Moule & Co judges Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year awards

Owner and director of Moule & Co and The Business Barn judges Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year awards for a second year running.

The Farmers Weekly Awards, held in London every year is a prestigious event in the farming calendar. Championing the best of British farming, innovation and ingenuity, it celebrates those in the industry who have shone through and are leaders in their field. Categories range from Arable Farmer of the Year to Diversification Farmer of the Year. As the growing role of expert advisors is paramount to a farm’s success the category awards for the first time this year it will be spilt into two separate awards, one for Arable Farm advisor and Livestock Farm advisor. Farmers Weekly have also introduced two completely new awards this year, Grassland Manager of the Year and Farm Innovator of the Year to recognise the importance of smart pasture management and the huge advancement of technology in agriculture.

Hannah Moule founded Moule & Co Ltd, a firm of Rural Chartered Surveyors and Planning Consultants in 2010 and along with her team now looks after over 600 farming clients across the Midlands, South West and Wales. A qualified surveyor and agricultural valuer, Hannah has a passion for rural business and in particular supporting young farmers, new entrants and new business start-ups. Having identified that those types of businesses can’t always afford professional advice at the outset, Hannah has also founded The Business Barn website – a free online resource providing rural business ideas and advice.

Judge’s tip 

Sell yourself on your entry forms, put everything that’s relevant in. We are looking for a young person who’s going to make a difference to the agricultural industry, whether in business, PR or in politics. I will be looking for young farmers who have developed solid business foundations, have done their research, their budgets and know their market and industry inside out. Demonstrate your ambition and show us how you have made changes or taken risks. It’s not just about your business, it’s about you as an individual, we attribute value to what you do outside of the farming business to develop yourselves and your knowledge.

The deadline for all entries is 30th April 2019, click here to enter or nominate yourself or someone who deserves to showcase their contribution to British agriculture.

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