What it is all about?
The inagural national Soil farmer of the Year competition aimed to find the best farmers and growers who were engaged with and passionate about managing their soils in a way that supports productive agriculture, biodiversity, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil organic matter and carbon.
Soil underpins the entire farming system. A healthy well-managed soil rich in organic matter will support productive and healthy crops and pasture, which in turn supports a profitable and resilient farming system.
Soil Farmer of the Year 2018
The competition is now closed! We have had lots of fantastic entries that have been shortlisted and are in the process of being visited!
Find out who the winners are here!
2018 Farm Walks
Tuesday 3rd July, Angus Gowthorpe, Approach Farm, Escrick, York
Wednesday 4th July, Simon Cowell, Motts Farm, Southminster, Essex
Thursday 5th July, Will Steele, Little Pix Hall Farm, Hawkhurst, Kent
What have we achieved to date?
This infographic shows some of the fantastic farmers who have been recognised by this award.
Click on the pictures to read the write ups of the soil farmer farm walks.
Finalists - George Hosier and Adam Lewis
The resources for the 2017 Soil Farmer of the Year Competition was launched on World Soils Day, 5th December 2016. Click here to go to the 2017 pages.
The competition was launched on World Soils Day back in December 2015. The finalists were announced in March, (read the release here) and then the results were announced in May. Click on the images below to access the resources from the three farm walks.
Finalists: David Miller, David Walston, David White, and Nigel Griffiths.