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<br /> BRITISH GUILD OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISTS & JOHN DEERE LIMITED<br /> JOURNALISM TRAINING AWARD<br /> 2017 WINNER:<br /> CHARLOTTE CUNNINGHAM<br /> Farm24 bridges the rural isolation gap<br /> Social media is providing farmers with an invaluable<br /> lifeline at a time when rural isolation and mental<br /> health issues are reaching devastating levels.<br /> Thousands of farmers recently came together in the<br /> UK’s largest agricultural social media event, Farm24,<br /> in a bid to tell their stories and celebrate everything in<br /> agriculture.<br /> However, behind the celebrations, there was a much<br /> more powerful message to be taken from the event. The<br /> #Farm24 hashtag allowed farmers from across the UK to<br /> make crucial connections with other like-minded people,<br /> sharing mutual challenges and providing a platform for<br /> discussion in times of need.<br /> According to Will Evans, a mixed beef and arable farmer<br /> in Wales, soci<a title="press-release-info-training-award2017-winner page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/14542127?page=1"> BRITISH GUILD OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISTS & JOHN </a>