NFU CYMRU and sponsors Wynnstay Group Plc have launched 2023’s Sustainable Agriculture Award.
The Award recognises Welsh farming enterprises’ unparalleled contribution to Wales’s economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being.
This year’s Award launched at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Feature County event for 2023, Regen ‘23.
Now in its third year, the Award seeks to champion outstanding examples of sustainable farmers and farming businesses in Wales.
THE AWARD CRITERIA
The NFU Cymru / Wynnstay Group PLC Sustainable Agriculture Award will be awarded to the farm or farmer who, in the round, can:
Demonstrate a commitment to the production of high-quality food to world-leading standards;
Demonstrate their positive contribution to protecting, maintaining and enhancing the quality of the farmed environment;
Demonstrate their involvement and contribution to the rural economy, community, and Welsh culture.
The winner of the Award will receive £500 and a commemorative accolade.
Nominations are invited from farms and farmers throughout Wales. Farmers are invited to nominate themselves, or friends, relatives or organisations can nominate them. Nomination forms are available to download here. Alternatively, please get in touch with the NFU Cymru office on 01982 554200 or email [email protected].
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at their farm by the judging panel during September and October. The winner will be announced at the NFU Cymru Conference on Thursday, November 2.
Download and complete the application form and send it to [email protected] or by post to NFU Cymru, Agriculture House, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3TU.
The closing date for entries is Monday, September 4.
NFU Cymru President Aled Jones said: “Welsh farmers make an unparalleled contribution to Wales’s economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being. Alongside producing high-quality food to world-leading standards, farmers manage over 80% of Wales’s land area, crucial in protecting, maintaining and enhancing the farmed environment.
“Welsh farmers are key drivers of our rural economy and are the heart of our rural communities, the Welsh language and culture.
“The NFU Cymru / Wynnstay Group PLC Sustainable Agriculture Award aims to recognise the economic, environmental, social and cultural contribution of farming in Wales and will be awarded to the farmer judged to have achieved the most outstanding example of sustainable farming business in Wales.”