Final entry call for Farmer awards
Zurich Farm Insurance are calling on farmers in the Garden County to make sure they're in contention for the fourth annual national Farmer of the Year Awards by the entry deadline on Tuesday, April 18.
The awards ceremony, which will take place in Dublin's Ballsbridge Hotel on Friday May 26, recognises excellence in the Irish farming industry and celebrates one of the most successful and important sectors within the Irish economy.
There are six categories as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award. A Grand Prix Award will also be presented to the overall Farmer of the Year. Each award winner will receive a prize of €2,500. The awards are free to enter and farmers can nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party. The categories include Dairy Farmer of the Year, Sheep Farmer of the Year, Tillage Farmer of the Year, Excellence in Farm Safety, Rising Star, Lifetime Achievement Award and Farmer of the Year. Further details are available at www.farmeroftheyear.ie.