INSPIRING stories of outstanding work on local farms are arriving daily in the nominations in box for the Three Counties Farmers annual awards in November.

Many of them relate to how local farmers have responded to one crisis or another – whether it’s the pandemic or flooding or some other setback.

The awards highlight best practice in the industry and are particularly relevant now as the farming industry faces up to potentially massive change, given the hot topic of trade deals, standards and food imports.

Do you know someone locally who deserves recognition for their dedication, professionalism or innovation?

It’s quick and easy to nominate someone, just go to and fill out the online form.

Categories are: Sheep Farmer; Farm Conservation; Cattle Farmer; Family Run Farm; Pig Farmer; Young Farmer (under 26); Arable Farmer; Farming Contractor; Fruit/hop farmer.

The awards ceremony will be in digital format this year– because of coronavirus.