26 January 2015 | Online since 2003



15 July 2014|News,Shows and Events

Launch of the Kent Countryside Award 2015


The search is now on to find Kent’s farmers, growers, food producers and rural businesses contributing to the benefit of the Kent countryside. The 2015 Kent Countryside Award, part of Produced in Kent’s Taste of Kent Awards, was launched at the Kent County Show on Friday 11 July.

The award, which is sponsored by the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the High Weald AONB and is backed by the Kent National Farmers Union (NFU), the Kent Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and Kent County Agricultural Society, recognises the hard work that goes into caring for Kent’s countryside and its environment by those that are working on the land or are a rural business.

Stephanie Durling of Produced in Kent comments: “The main criteria for entering the award is to show what you do to benefit our beautiful Kentish countryside. There are many farmers and producers in the county who not only produce excellent quality goods but who are also making an outstanding contribution to the preservation and enhancement of the natural landscape and this award is to celebrate their work.”

As well as direct entries from farmers, producers and rural businesses, the public are able to nominate winners for the award. Any type of business can enter, or be nominated, as long as they are using Kent produce, or growing, producing or farming in the county and can demonstrate that they go the extra mile to protect Kent’s countryside.

Nick Johannsen, Director of Kent Downs AONB, comments: “Once again we have teamed up with the High Weald AONB to sponsor these awards and we are delighted to be involved. Farming and conservation increasingly work hand in hand and we hope not only farmers and producers enter to have their hard work recognised, but that the winners will provide encouragement to others in the county to follow their lead.”

CLA Chairman, Nick Sandford, comments: “We are delighted once again to be supporting this award and we hope our 1,000 or so members will take time away from their busy farms to enter. It is important farmers receive recognition for their role in not only contributing to Kent’s economy but also to the beautiful landscape which has been shaped over the years by working the land.”

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


19 January 2015
FOD Electrical Engineer
Field Operations Directorate (FOD), the largest operational inspectorate in HSE, covers many employment sectors including con...

16 January 2015
Territory Sales Manager
Marshfield Farm Ice Cream is a family-run business which has grown steadily for the last 25 years. TERRITORY SALES MANAGER, N...

15 January 2015
KITCHEN MANAGER
Develop your skills by preparing and serving a great range of delicious grills, spit roasts, farm assured chicken and fish......

21 January 2015
Senior Scientist – Formulation Development
Our client is a growing chemical and materials company, which has developed an award-winning platform technology for providin...

7 January 2015
Business and Marketing Apprenticeship
Key Words -Apprentice – Apprenticeship – Business Administration - Sales Manager – Office Manager – engineering – Hydraulic –...




Top stories you may have missed
12 November 2014 | Arable
GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops are good for the economy and can reduce the amount of pesticides u...


6 November 2014 | Cattle
Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK ...


6 November 2014 | Agri Safety
Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

A lack of engineers, not enough people promoting the land-based industries ...


4 November 2014 | Bees and Beekeeping
Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is launching the National Pollinator ...


4 November 2014 | Arable
Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Agricultural specialists have welcomed a potential financial boost for youn...


3 November 2014 | News
Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

As retailers continue to participate in a highly competitive race to the bo...


31 October 2014 | Arable
New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New farm business income data from Defra, which focus on income from March ...


30 October 2014 | Agri Safety
Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture has remained one of the industries in which workers are most li...


29 October 2014 | Finance
UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

Prime arable land in the UK has seen a substantial year-on-year growth in p...


27 October 2014 | Arable
Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

A new mobile app for farmers able to pinpoint and identify disease, pests a...