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Five NFU presidents to judge NEWBIE award for innovative new entrants

Five NFU presidents to judge NEWBIE award for innovative new entrants

Applicants will have to demonstrate how they have been able to overcome barriers
"There is so much innovation occurring on new entrant farms – we hope that raising their profile this way will inspire others to join the sector and innovate."
Applicants will have to demonstrate how they have been able to overcome barriers

National Farmers Union presidents from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have agreed to judge a new award for 'New Entrant Farm Business of the Year'. Minette Batters (NFU), Andrew McCornick (NFUS), Glyn Roberts (FUW), John Davies (NFU Cymru) and Ivor Ferguson (UFU) will meet to decide the winner in January 2019. 

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute