Oli Pascall will find out if he has been crowned winner on the first day of the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, Powys on July 18.
Oli has been nominated for the Young Producer award for his production of sweet blackberries and raspberries.
Salmans Farm is a 50 acre site in Kent which required complete regeneration when Oli began running the site in 2014. Thanks to the hard work and effort that Oli put into developing the site with innovative irrigation techniques, within just two years, the farm is now producing four times the volume of sweet blackberries, year on year.
Judges were impressed with how Oli has dramatically improved the production levels of the old soft fruit site, his willingness to develop and trial new growing techniques and methods, and his enthusiasm to learn and develop his career in the soft fruit sector.
M&S Farming for the Future is a programme of initiatives which champions sustainability and innovation. The programme is designed to help farmers identify opportunities for improvement, increase their profitability and provide a sustainable supply chain that can continue to deliver quality and innovation for the long term.
Steve Mclean, M&S head of agriculture and fisheries, said: “We are continually impressed with the commitment and passion our suppliers show towards sustainable farming practices and with such strong talent emerging within the industry, the judging process for our Farming for the Future Awards becomes more challenging every year.
“In what is my ninth year of presenting the M&S awards, I’m looking forward to once again honouring some of our top suppliers at the Royal Welsh Show next month.”