Simon Cowell, an arable farmer from Essex has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Soil Farmer of the Year.
Angus Gowthorpe from York has been awarded second place and William Steel from Hawkhurst third place.
The competition, now in its third year is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT) and Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and is kindly sponsored by NRM and Cotswold Seeds.
The competition aims to find famers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and builds soil health, organic matter and carbon.
See our events pages for details of the Farm Walks that will be hosted by the winner and two runner-up farms.