The Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) has issued a call for entries for its 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 Aberdeenshire farmer and housebuilder Malcolm Allan.
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 winner was George Mearns from Turriff Agri Parts Limited.
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 shown significant achievement and contribution to agriculture.
Last year’s respective winners were long-standing Banchory Show committee member Gordon Christie, and agricultural researcher Dr Jenna Ross.
Nominations for this year’s awards must be sent to RNAS secretary Alison Argo by July 13.
Mrs Argo can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 01561 340 353.
The society is planning to go ahead with its annual awards lunch, provided Covid-19 restrictions permit it, on Friday, November 6.