Freelance journalist Peter Hill has won the IAgrE award for the best article or broadcast highlighting the vital role of engineering in modern food and energy production.
The award is kindly sponsored by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists, and managers in the land-based sector.
It was presented at the Guild’s Bangers ‘N’ Beer reception at the Cereals Event on Wednesday, June 8, by IAgrE’s chief executive Charlie Nicklin.
Photo credit: Tim Scrivener
The judges said Peter’s article, ‘How implements that can control tractors work’, published in Farmers Weekly, was ‘well written and comprehensive in detail with many options presented and considered in an easy-to-understand format’.
They added: “Classic Peter ‘tour de force’, framing the subject and then stepping clearly through the detail and what it means.”
The runner-up prize went to Farmers Weekly machinery writer James Andrews, for his piece, ‘Innovative kit converts slurry emissions into fuel’.
The judges said: “Very interesting and well written and a clear description that identifies the problem and the engineering solution.
“A well presented and researched feature on an innovative solution to the reduction of fossil fuels.”
The two winners will share a £1,500 prize pot.
Now in its ninth year, the IAgrE award celebrates articles or broadcasts by Guild members covering topics in the agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity or rural environment sectors.