THERE'S just over one week to go to be part of the Cumbria Farmer Awards 2022 journey.

The 2022 Cumbria Farmer Awards will bring together some of the county’s most outstanding farmers and food producers, along with leading figures in the industry.

Nominations for the second Cumbria Farmer Awards, which will showcase the diversity and adaptability of the county's farming community, close on Monday, March 28.

Hosted once again by John Wharton, farmer and livestock manager and auctioneer at Mitchell's Auction Mart in Cockermouth, the 2022 awards are launched by Newsquest Cumbria in partnership for the second year with Carlisle-based accountants and business advisors, Armstrong Watson.

Winners will be celebrated in a glittering awards ceremony on Friday, August 5 at the Greenhill Hotel, near Wigton, when entertainment will be provided by the popular Cumbrian band, the Soul Survivors.

Last year over 227 farmers and industry specialists helped celebrate a massively successful inaugural Cumbria Farmer Awards night, an incredible testament to the determination and resilience of the industry, and a celebration of everyone coming together after a tough 18 months.

Alongside farming's core sectors - dairy, beef, sheep and machinery, there is also recognition in other valued groups such as students, young farmers' clubs, new entrants, food, local agricultural businesses, and the huge number of diversifications, which are now so crucial to many businesses. New to the event this year is the introduction of two awards, Farming Family Business of the Year and Women in Agriculture.

Cumbria Farmer Awards 2022 have also chosen Farming Community Network (FCN) as its nominated charity.

The Awards will be judged by a panel of respected industry experts and specialists from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, headed by Andrew Robinson, partner and head of agriculture and farming at Armstrong Watson, who said: “Farmers have faced a number of tough years and 2022 looks to bring with it another set of challenges for the industry. The Cumbria Farmer Awards gave a huge boost to the farming community and we’re looking forward to celebrating the amazing work of unsung farming heroes again this year."

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