Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2013
The award was first introduced as a way to inspire farmers and decision makers in the agricultural sector by highlighting concrete examples of all the positive things that farmers are doing around the Baltic Sea. The competition is now in its fourth year and has grown to receive strong interest from farmers.
The competition has been held in all nine countries around the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ger-many, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. A national award has been presented to one winning farmer in each of the participating countries and an international jury has selected the regional winner.
This year’s regional winner, Mr. Juhan Särgava of Estonia, has been awarded the Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2013 for “his success in demonstrating how a large scale organic farm can use innovative, diverse and cost effective methods to reduce nutrient runoff while producing high quality organic dairy products.”