Award champions community-minded farmers

By Staff reporter in Local People

There’s still time to enter this year’s NFU Cymru/Principality Welsh Rural Community Champion Award which champions farmers who help their local community.

Sponsored by the Principality Building Society, the award also seeks to recognise those who are digital ambassadors for their industry and champion farming and local farming related issues online. The winner will receive £500.

Ian Williams, NFU Cymru Monmouth County Chair said, “Farming plays such an important part in rural community life and we want to champion those lynchpins at the centre of it all helping to bring people together.

“Potential award winners could be involved in all sorts of things which play an important part in making a thriving rural community - from organising traditional community events such as local shows to embracing modern technology to promote food, farming and rural life to the wider community.

“The industry is moving forward and more is moving online. Anyone who uses the internet to champion farming though the online communities should also apply.”

The closing date for entries is next Monday (April 17) and the winner will be announced on the Sunday of this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival.

If you’re interested in entering the award, or want to nominate someone who you feel is a community champion, email or telephone 01982554200. Alternatively you can download an application form from

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