THE best of the farming industry is to be celebrated in the north of England's premier agricultural awards.

There is still time to nominate outstanding figures from the world of farming for the 2017 Northern Farmer Awards.

Entries for the prestigious awards, which are now in their fourth year and are open for nominations from across the entire northern region, will be accepted until 5pm on Friday.

The categories are Farm Manager of the Year, Farm Contractor of the Year, Sheep Farmer of the Year, Young Farmer of the Year, Outstanding Achievement, Beef Farmer of the Year, Dairy Farmer of the Year, Arable Farmer of the Year and Family-Run Farm of the Year.

To nominate yourself or someone else who deserves recognition for their work and achievements, go to