50-year-old Philip Kweku Agyeman from the Brong Ahafo region has been adjudged the 2017 National Best Farmer.
He becomes the first to walk away with $100,000 cash prize after the 2017 package was improved.
Mr. Agyeman from Dormaa West has farms that employ 205 workers, casual and permanent. He has been farming for 28 years.
The first runner-up is Mabel Akoto Kudjoe from Hohoe in the Volta region while the second runner-up is from the Ga South Municipal Assembly, Rebecca Anne Commey of the Greater Accra region.
In all, 77 farmers and fishermen including women, were recognised for their hard work.
Other award-winners included Abdul-Rahman Mohammed from the Upper East region who was adjudged the National Best Crop farmer. The National best youth farmer from Builsa south UER Richard Awombadek.
National beet livestock farmer, Yussif BunBaz