Wales Woman Farmer of the Year award launched

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Current Wales Woman Farmer Award winner, Victoria Shervington-Jones

NFU Cymru is delighted to announce that its partners at NFU Mutual are the new sponsors of the long-running Wales Woman Farmer of the Year award.

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 22nd 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 2018 competition 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, 25th June 2018.

John Davies, NFU Cymru 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. Over the years we have seen some exceptional winners of this award and we look forward to receiving applications for the 2018 title.”

Cathy Davies NFU Mutual’s Agent and NFU Group Secretary in Aberystwyth 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 2018, download an application form here or contact NFU Cymru by telephoning 01982 554200 or emailing ZGFuaWVsLmpvaG5zQG5mdS5vcmcudWs=

Last edited: 14:41 on May 24, 2018

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