The competition - now in its fifth year - strives to highlight the importance of women in farming; it shows that there are thousands of farms that have women as their main driving force, many of which juggle this with family life and/or an off-farm position.
Mona O ’Donoghue Concannon was crowned the winner of the Women in Farming Awards 2018 at the National Ploughing Championships last September.
Mona runs a Beef, dairy and sucker farm in Cartoon Tuam Co. Galway with her husband and brother and is passionate about her farm and regards the animals as an extension of her family.
Mona is a fan of traditional farming and wants to improve the quality of her herd in the long term. The farm places a strong emphasis on maintaining standards and a 98% star-rating from Bord Bia shows they are certainly doing something right.
Farmers can enter the competition themselves or they can also be nominated by a friend or family member.
Entry can be done online and only takes 2 minutes.
The final will take place at The National Ploughing Championships –in Fenagh, Co. Carlow. The date and time will be confirmed prior to the National Ploughing Championships. The winner will receive a Galway Crystal engraved plate along with €1,000 and there will also be two runners-up prizes up for grabs.
Find your entry forms for the Women in Farming Awards here