We received information from the RDS Spring Awards about a new category – Sustainable Farming Sustainable Living Awards which celebrate the work of individuals, farm families and organisations, who are enhancing the economic, environmental and social development of Irish agriculture and rural communities.
Sustainable Farming: This award celebrates the efforts made by an individual or farm family who are sustainably developing their on-farm activities through entrepreneurship, new product development, marketing, and improved efficiencies.
Sustainable Rural Enterprise: This award recognises individuals and organisations who are making a significant contribution to the economic, environmental, and social development, of rural Ireland.
Sustainable Rural Innovation Award: This award recognises individuals and organisations who have applied science and technology to help deliver the principles of climate-smart agriculture such as greater efficiency, reduced waste and increased profitability.
In addition to receiving a specially commissioned trophy the winner in each category will receive a cheque for €2,000 from the RDS. Each runner-up will receive €1,000 and an RDS Certificate of Merit.
Award winners will be announced at the 2020 RDS Spring Awards Lunch which will take place in the RDS Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 14.
Closing date for entries – January 31, 2020