On Wednesday, we celebrated 10 inspiring individuals who have worked tirelessly over the past decade to reduce the injury risk for farmers and farming families, but what about now? What about the next generation? Who are the individuals or groups that are championing farm safety at this time?
The Farm Safety Foundation is proud of the work we do with NFYFC on their Farm Safe! Curve module so it makes sense that we get involved with their annual YFC Achiever Awards. For the past few years we have supported these awards that recognise and reward the dedication and commitment shown by the next generation of farmers supporting the British countryside.
The awards, which were first launched in 2020, recognise and reward members of Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) for the work they do in the community, for enterprising initiatives and for helping to develop other rural young people.
Top names from the farming industry will be among the line-up of judges helping choose the 2022 winners, including our friend farmer and BBC3’s The Fast and The Farmerish presenter Tom Pemberton, The Kenyan Pig Farmer Flavian Obiero and Johann Tasker, co-host of the Farmers Weekly podcast.
This year we are delighted to, again, support the all-important Farm Safety Award.
Stephanie will join Maria Warne, farmer, Farm Safety Ambassador and 2021 winner of the Farm Safety Award and Ed Dungait, NFYFC Chair of Council 2022-23 on the judging panel for this award.
The panel want to hear about groups of people or individuals who are helping to drive real change in farm safety. This could be through hosting the Farm Safety Curve module for your YFC, County or Area, hosting safety talks and getting involved in campaigns like this week’s Farm Safety Week.
As an individual you might have introduced new safety initiatives on the farm where you work or you could be involved in making sure that you share positive behaviours and messages with your friends and family.
We really want to celebrate those who are dedicating their time to championing farm safety.
Entries can come from anyone involved with a YFC. You can enter as a club, a county or an area or if you’re connected to YFC, you could nominate someone. You can even enter yourself for an award – why not?
Entries close on 31 July and finalists will be announced at the end of National Young Farmers’ Week (17-21 October 2022) The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 11 February 2023, at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.
For more information and to enter yourself, your club or someone you know visit http://www.nfyfc.org.uk/YFCAchieverAwards/AchieverAwards2022
All entries must be submitted before the deadline of 31 July 2022.