SEVEN inspirational farmers were shortlisted for the first ever Farmers Guardian Farming Hero award as part of the 2014 British Farming Awards.

Gareth Wyn Jones, Wales; David Barton, Gloucestershire; Helen Bower, Nottingham, and Tamara Hall, East Yorkshire, were all nominated for the prestigious award, along with a farming trio who were recognised for their tireless efforts when flooding swamped the Somerset Levels, earlier this year.
Andrew Ward, Lincolnshire, Ed Ford, Essex and Rebecca Horsington; Somerset, were at the forefront of the #forageaid initiative, previously launched by Mr Ward.

The judges chose the Somerset trio as the winners of the inaugural award following a long and difficult judging process.

The video highlighting each nominee is below: