What it is all about?
The national Soil farmer of the Year competition aims to find the best farmers and growers who are 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 2021
More information about the competition this year is here.
Soil Farmer of the Year 2020
The winners have been announced! Find out who has taken the top prizes this year here.
Click on the images to read / watch the write ups from the farm walks.
Our winners receing their awards at Groundswell 2019.
Click on the images to read the write ups from the farm walks
Finalist - Peter Van Vliet.
Soil Farmer of the Year 2018
Our winner and some of our fantastic finalists were presented with their awards at Groundswell.
Finalists - David Lord, Martin Howard and Simon Drury.
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.