Nominations open for Countryfile’s Farming Hero award

Nominations are now open for Countryfile's Farming Heroes Award 2015. Find out how to nominate a farming hero here. 

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Countryfile is searching for Britain’s Farming Heroes – and they want your help.

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Do you know someone who’s gone the extra mile to help a farming friend or neighbour?  Someone who makes us all feel proud? Perhaps an unsung hero who deserves recognition? 

Nominations are now open for Countryfile’s Farming Heroes Award 2015 and they’d love you to get in touch and suggest your hero.

The award is part of the 2015 BBC Food and Farming Awards (LINK www.bbc.co.uk/foodawards ) and farming expert Adam Henson will be one of the judges.

Maybe your hero is a farmer or farming family who’s made a difference by helping someone in need through difficult times. Perhaps they’ve battle against the odds to keep livestock safe, stepped in to help a farmer in dire straits, or just been an inspiration. Whether your Hero is a hill farmer, runs city farm, or volunteers in the countryside, Countryfile would like to hear about them.

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How to nominate a farming hero

Simply email countryfile@bbc.co.uk with your nomination. Please be sure to include all the following information:

1. YOUR name, address, daytime phone number and email.

2. YOUR HERO’S name, address, and daytime phone number and email if you know them.

3. It’s important you explain why you feel this person is a hero. Give as much detail and specific examples you can, as this will help Countryfile assess your nomination.

If you’d prefer you can send in your nomination by post.

Please print out the nomination form, fill it in and post it to: Countryfile Farming Heroes Award, BBC TV, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.

Nominations are open until midnight on Sunday 15th February 2015.

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The finalists will be judged by a panel including Adam, and will appear on Countryfile in April. The winner will be announced at the Bristol Food Connections.