Rising Talent Award

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The Michael Peacock Rising Star Award launches for 2024!

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (LAS) are excited to launch a new award, celebrating the youth in our agricultural industry, kindly sponsored by Peacock and Binnington in memory of the late Michael Peacock.

The Rising Talent award aims to celebrate and recognise those who are starting their careers in the Agricultural industry and are already excelling. Nominees will be forward thinking; progressive and passionate individuals working within agriculture or allied organisations and will be actively promoting the industry to the next generation or others. Members of the LAS can now nominate an employee, fellow volunteers or an outstanding friend who are making a difference in the industry or contributing to success.

Graham Main, Managing Director of Peacock and Binnington said: ‘Michael had a real passion for spotting talent, training them and encouraging them the importance of ‘self learning’ so they pushed themselves to develop too. This is a great category and something he would be very much in favour of’. 

Worthy winners could be (*examples not compulsory criteria)

  • Progressive, forward thinking, and innovative in their role
  • Contributing new ideas or ways of working in the workplace
  • Showing dedication to development eg. volunteering
  • Actively involved with the sectors activities and community
  • Have passion for promoting Agriculture and knowledge transfer to the next generation.

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 19-35 years old
  • Based or working in Lincolnshire or neighbouring counties
  • Working in the Agricultural or allied industries
  • Nominated by a member of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society


Nominations should be submitted by emailing applications for membership@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk

All shortlisted nominations will be invited to the Awards Presentation at Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday 19th June and the winner announced at the presentation.

Closing date is 31st May 2024

Nominations will close on 31st May when the panel of judges will shortlist the entries. Nominations received after this date will not be accepted.


The winner will receive:

  • A free LAS Membership for a year (2025)
  • £250 towards training or professional resources (tools, work equipment etc)  
  • The Michael Peacock Rising Star Trophy.
Download Nomination Form