Do you know Ireland's best farmer?
The very best in Irish farming is being recognised across all sectors and awarded once again this year in Ireland's premier awards programme for agriculture, the Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Year Awards.
"It's given me a whole new impetus. I'm raising the bar for myself", says current Farmer of the Year Tom Dunne, who describes his win as giving him and his family "such a feel-good factor. I've learned as much in the last 12 months since I won the title, as I have in the past 5 years," adds the organic beef farmer from Durrow, Co Laois.
"It's a good business decision to enter - a great way of benchmarking", adds Chair of the Judging Panel and Farming Independent columnist John Fagan.
There are seven categories including Sheep Farmer of the Year; Beef Farmer of the Year; Dairy Farmer of the Year and Tillage Farmer of the Year.
Innovators leading the way in Irish farming are invited to showcase their work and enter the Rising Star category and there's a Lifetime Achievement Award to honour those who have made exceptional contributions to the industry.
Farm safety has never been more critical and this will be acknowledged with an award for Excellence in Farm Safety.
Tom Dunne says he was "stunned" when having won his category, he then went on to win the overall Grand Prix last year, particularly as the competition attracted thousands of entries. "It was a big boost for organic farming. I wasn't expecting to win. My family and my mother Mary got a great kick out of it."