Last year's Wales Woman Farmer of the Year Award Winner, Jess Yeomans
NFU Cymru and sponsors NFU Mutual have again begun the search for the Wales Woman Farmer of the Year.
In what has traditionally been a very male-dominated industry, Wales’ farming heroines often don’t get the full recognition they deserve and the NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual Wales Woman Farmer of the Year competition, now in its 23rd year, aims to celebrate the contribution of women in the farming industry.
The winner of the NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2019 award will receive £500 and the person who nominates the winner will receive £50’s worth of local farm shop vouchers or goods. The closing date for the competition is Monday 17th June 2019. The award will be presented on Thursday 25th July at the Royal Welsh Show.
Aled Jones, NFU Cymru Deputy President said: “The Wales Woman Farmer of the Year Award is there to champion the role that women make to farming businesses and wider rural life. This year NFU Cymru has also launched a ‘She Who Dares…Farms’ conference which aims to further highlight the role of women in the agricultural industry. Over the years we have seen some exceptional winners of this award and we look forward to receiving applications for the 2019 title.”
Maria Norejko NFU Mutual’s Agent and NFU Group Secretary in Llandovery said: “We’ve seen a fantastic rise in the number of women farmers in the industry, many running farms themselves and leading diversification enterprises to increase farm income. We are proud to recognise the critical role these women play in Welsh agriculture and hope that this award will inspire other women in Wales to take centre stage and influence farming in the future.”
If you are interested in entering, or know someone who you think is worthy of being Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2019, download an application form or contact the NFU Cymru office by telephoning 01982 554200 or emailing Y2xhcmUud2lsbGlhbXNAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==