After a hugely successful event in 2016, which saw the awards take part in the BBC series The Farmers’ Country Showdown, more than 300 farmers and industry professionals entered and nominated to take part in this year’s event.

With a record number of entries, it was even more of a challenge to decide on the finalists. After much deliberation, we are proud to announce who made it to this year’s shortlist.

Click here to view our 2017 finalists

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking part on Thursday 19th October at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham – supported by Morrisons.