The award – which has been set up to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and creative thinking which has become a cornerstone of today's agricultural industry – was launched on the opening day of the Royal Three Counties Show.
Bruton Knowles Marketing Director Chris Eldridge said: “We’re asking young entrepreneurs in the agricultural industry to tell us about their experience in developing their business.
“We need to discover what sort of issues have they had to overcome, what are their plans for the future and how do they intend bringing those plans to fruition.”
The Young Agricultural Entrepreneur Award will carry a prize of £2,000.
“In addition to this the winner will also make new contacts who can help them to achieve their goals and, potentially, meet new clients.”
Mary Wathen, partner in the Agricultural and Rural Affairs team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, and one of the driving forces behind this new award, has only praise for the innovative farmers who are keeping the rural way of life alive and kicking in Britain.
"With a farming background myself, I know only too well how the lifestyle has changed over recent years. Farms have developed into businesses which need a great deal of specialist know how to maintain. Knowledge of the land and the livestock passed down from one generation to another now has to be supplemented by business acumen to ensure prosperity and growth.
For more information about how you could win £2,000 to invest in the future of your business, visit: www.yaeawards.co.uk