The Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Year Awards are all about recognising and rewarding the very best in Irish Farming. The Awards are now in their sixth year and took place in The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Thursday November 14th 2019. There are five categories available to enter as well as panel selections for farm safety, lifetime achievement and of course the overall Farmer of the Year 2019.
David Butler was nominated in the “rising star” category and was selected as one of four finalist in Ireland. David who attended the awards ceremony in Athlone with his wife Paula didn’t come home with the top prize but did have a great night celebrating at the awards. Congratulations to Tom and Nora Dinneen, Ballynoe, Co. Cork who won the overall award.