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The 2019 awards are now open for entries!

 
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GALLERY 2018

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the zurich farm insurance farming independent Farmer of the year awards 

 

The Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Year Awards are all about recognising and rewarding the very best in Irish Farming.

The Awards are now in their sixth year and will take place in The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Thursday November 14th 2019

There are five categories available to enter as well as panel selections for farm safety, lifetime achievement and of course the overall Farmer of the Year 2019.

 

 

 

Farmers can nominate themselves OR be nominated by any third party (Teagasc Advisor, friend, family member, fellow farmer and so on).

It is 100% free to enter.

The awards are a joint venture between Alchemy Event Management & Independent News & Media.

Zurich Insurance plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

ENTER / NOMINATE

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Who can enter?

  • Anyone who works in farming on the Island of Ireland.

  • Please note that past winners are not eligible to enter the competition.

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Why enter?

  • Share in a Prize Fund of over €15,000

  • National exposure in Ireland's top selling daily newspaper, the Irish Independent, and their 13 regional papers. 

  • Online exposure through FarmerOfTheYear.ie, Independent.ie, Farm Ireland and our extensive social media channels. 

  • Prestige of being recognised as the best in your business.

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Entry Process

  • Round 1: Entries are accepted through our online system.

  • Entries close for Round One on September 30th 2019

  • Round One: Successful entrants will be asked to submit further information for Round Two.

  • Shortlist announced in The Farming Independent.

  • Shortlisted finalists will be contacted by a judging team to arrange a site visit to their farm for Round Three.

  • Category winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and black tie dinner on November 14th 2019 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

2018 WINNERS LIST

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Grand Prix Farmer of the Year

Gillian O’Sullivan

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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Beef Farmer of the Year

John Phelan

Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

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Dairy Farmers of the Year

Patrick Brennan

Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

 

 

 

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Sheep Farmer of the Year

John Bell Westmeath

 

 

 

 

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Tillage Farmers of the Year

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John Cullen

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

 

 

 

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Excellence in Farm Safety

John Phelan

Kilkenny, Co.Kilkenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rising Star

Gillian O’Sullivan

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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Lifetime Achievement

Dan McSweeney

Chairman - Bord Bía

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories

Sheep Farmer of the Year

Sheep Farmer of the Year

Rising Star

Rising Star

Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement

Beef Farmer of the Year

Beef Farmer of the Year

Tillage Farmer of the Year

Tillage Farmer of the Year

Grand Prix - Farmer of the Year 

Grand Prix - Farmer of the Year 

Dairy Farmer of the Year

Dairy Farmer of the Year

Excellence in Farm Safety

Excellence in Farm Safety

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Sponsors

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CONTACT US

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The Farmer of the Year Awards

info@farmeroftheyear.ie

01 284 6096