The Red Tractor Public Engagement Award shines a light on farmers and food businesses who go the extra mile to communicate positive messages about British agriculture.
The 2017 winning entry came from Farmers Guardian.
Freelance Caroline Stocks wrote about a new fund to help teachers bring food and farming into the classroom – an initiative which aims to connect thousands more children with farmers.
Runner-up was Charlotte Cunningham – fresh from the Guild’s John Deere Training Course – for her piece “City kids’ farm stays aid food knowledge” also for Farmers Guardian.
Charlotte is pictured above, receiving the runner-up award from Andrew Blenkiron, vice-chairman of Assured Food Standards, which governs the Red Tractor standards.
Praised by judges for its engaging style, her article tells the story of the charity Farms For City Children, which takes children on to farms for a week of ‘muck and magic’.