NFU student magazine reaches awards finals

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) student magazine has been shortlisted in the Cover of the Year category in the coveted Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards.

#studentfarmer was launched in September 2012 as a one-off issue to persuade students to think about a career in farming. After considerable success the magazine decided to continue as a tri-annual publication, published at the beginning of each academic term. The magazine is now going head-to-head with glossy magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar for the title of Best Cover.

As it is the only category of the awards open to the public vote, the NFU has urged the farming industry to get behind the ‘Fighting Farming Stereotypes’ issue and go online to vote.

Emily Cole, editor of #studentfarmer, said: “Although we may appear to be the underdog in this competition, bearing in mind the big names we are up against, we believe that with the farming community’s backing, we can give the bigger publications a run for their money.

“#studentfarmer’s aim is to get more young people to think about farming as a career choice. Winning Cover of the Year in these really high-profile awards would go a long way to helping prove all the stereotypes about farming are wrong.”

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