Main Event Sponsor
Bishop Burton College

Award Categories

Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Bishop Burton College

An inspiring farmer who has gone above and beyond the call of their working life to reconnect the public with how food is produced in Yorkshire.

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Young Farmer of the Year

Sponsored by Rural Insurance

A farmers aged 29 and under who has demonstrated excellence in agriculture that stands him or her out from their peers.

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Rural Tourist Attraction

Sponsored by Make It York

A valuable asset to the local community, this countryside based attraction will be able to demonstrate its worth to the rural economy and its value in promoting the countryside.

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Farm Shop

Available for Sponsorship

A food and drink retail outlet that started as a farm diversification project and can demonstrate outstanding success as a local employer, sourcing local food and drink and championing Yorkshire produce, and contributing to the rural economy.

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Student/ Apprentice

Sponsored by Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Whether excelling as part of their studies or whilst serving an apprenticeship, this individual shows they have a bright future in a countryside career ahead of them.

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Diversification

Sponsored by Wilkin Chapman

A rural business that has grabbed their destiny with both hands and changed the course of their operations by embracing a diversification project that has benefit not only themselves.

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Professional Services to the Community

Sponsored by Ryedale Auctioneers

Rural businesses need support to wade through the paper work, win planning approval and cope with legislation, this award celebrates the customer excellence in professional services within rural Yorkshire.

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Show volunteer

Sponsored by Hull College and Harrogate College

Armies of people give up their time year after year to make sure their local show is a success, from manning the car parks and gates, to running whole livestock and equestrian sections, there are so many individuals who do so much. This awards celebrates a volunteer whose contribution over the years is nothing short of outstanding.

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Community Group of the Year

Sponsored by Robert Fuller Gallery

A rural based group that has united a community and wide public benefit and can demonstrate tangible results.

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Rural high street or rural retailer

Available for Sponsorship

A business or collection of businesses in rural Yorkshire that is a runaway success with locals and visitors alike and makes a vital impact to the local economy.

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Vet of the Year

Sponsored by Kettlewell Fuels

Outstanding service and a consummate professional, this is a vet that is held in high regard for his or her work and manner, whether on the farm or in the surgery.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Whole Crop Marketing

An individual who has dedicated decades of service to agriculture in Yorkshire and deserves recognition that goes beyond the ordinary. 

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This event is proudly brought to you by:
The Yorkshire Post
The Yorkshire Post Rural Awards 2017
At: Pavilions of Harrogate
Great Yorkshire Showground
Harrogate
HG2 8NZ
On: Thursday 12th October 2017

The Yorkshire Post Rural Awards 2017