Three organisations come together to present a new award for outstanding individual achievement

Caroline Drummond passed away in May 2022

Caroline Drummond passed away in May 2022

A new award for farming achievement has been launched in memory of the late LEAF chief executive Caroline Drummond.

The Caroline Drummond Award - Celebrating and Communicating Farming Excellence will recognise an individual who personifies Drummond’s passion and drive to advance more sustainable farming and communicating that to their peers, the wider food chain and the public.

The award is open to farmers and other individuals involved in the farming industry.

As well as LEAF, the award is supported by The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists and The Institute of Agricultural Management, both of which Drummond had a close involvement with.

“I hope that the award will encourage others to approach the communication of sustainable farming in a similar fashion to Caroline`s methods,” said Drummond’s husband Philip Ward. ”That is using encouragement, motivation, enthusiasm and excitement for the good of all.”

Cedric Porter, LEAF vice chairman and agricultural journalist, added: “Caroline had a passion for improving the way the world farms and protects the environment and for sharing that message to as wide an audience as possible. This award means that others with that passion can be recognised for what they do.”

How to enter

Entrants can enter themselves or be nominated by others, and evidence of the impact they have had will be required. That impact can be at a local, national or international level.

The judging panel will consist of Philip Ward, along with representatives of The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists, The Institute of Agricultural Management and LEAF.

The winner will be invited to key British Guild of Agricultural Journalists, Institute of Agricultural Management and LEAF events in late 2023, where they will be presented with a trophy and invited to share their approach to farming excellence. They will also be presented with free membership of all three organisations if they are not already members.

Entrants have until 31 July 2023 to submit their entries to Cedric Porter at