Last call for Farmer of the Year entries
NEXT Monday (October 1) is the closing date for entries in this year’s Zurich Farm Insurance/ Farming Independent Farmer of the Year awards which have an overall prize fund of €16,000.
There are five categories to enter; sheep, tillage, dairy, beef and rising star; there will also be panel selections for farm safety, lifetime achievement and the overall Farmer of the Year 2018 award. Farmers can nominate themselves OR be nominated by any third party (Teagasc Advisor, friend, family member or fellow farmer).
The awards are now in their fifth year and will take place in The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on November 1. A limited number of tables are still available for the event which has drawn strong support from the farm machinery, property, agri food and farm management sectors. Tables can be booked at www.farmeroftheyear.ie or phone (01) 284 6096.