The Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) has issued a final call for nominations for its annual awards.
A number of awards are presented by the society every year to recognise members of the farming community in the area.
The Press and Journal Award is given to a public figure or personality for their services to agriculture.
Last year’s recipient was former ANM Group chief executive and chairman Pat Machray, who is currently chairman of food, drink and agriculture at Opportunity North East.
Meanwhile, the local award, sponsored by ANM Group, is presented to a non-public figure who has made an outstanding contribution to progress in the industry.
Last year’s award winner was Moray farmer David Brown of Burnside of Dipple Farm, Fochabers.
Meanwhile the David Argo Award is presented to an unsung hero employed in the sector, and the SRUC-sponsored Under 35 Award is given to a person in that age group who has demonstrated significant achievement and contribution to agriculture.
Last year’s respective winners were NFU Scotland regional manager for the north-east Lorna Paterson, and young farmer and fencing contractor Duncan Morrison.
A number of student awards are also presented each year.
Nominations for this year’s awards must be sent to RNAS secretary Alison Argo in the form of a citation outlining why the person should win the award, with background information about their career in farming.
Mrs Argo can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 01561 340 353. The deadline for citations is July 31.
All winners will be revealed at an awards lunch at the Aberdeen Jury’s Inn on Friday, November 2.