Thursday, 9 June 2011

2011 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards

Nominations open Wednesday 1 June and close Monday 18 July 2011

Last year Tasmanian organic dairy farmer took out the 2010 Diversification Farmer of the Year Award – could you be the next???

Kondinin Group and ABC Rural were proud to host the inaugural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards during 2010 and are delighted to do it all again during 2011.

With nominations now open for the 2011 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards, farmers from across the nation are encouraged to nominate and share their story to help promote Australian agriculture.

So put modesty aside, share your story and help promote Australia's agricultural industry. You can also nominate someone you think is worthy of acknowledgement for their commitment to and passion for the industry. 

“Australian farmers are amongst the most efficient and resilient in the world. The Awards showcase our farmers in all their various forms and raise the profile of the important role they play in Australia's continued prosperity,” Kondinin Group’s Mr Price said.

ABC Rural’s Matt O’Sullivan says the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are an opportunity to formally recognise the efforts that farmers of all descriptions are making to adapt, evolve and succeed.

“A lot of farmers don’t like to put themselves in the spotlight, but I strongly encourage you to consider nominating yourself, or someone you know, for these awards.”

“It is a great way to contribute to the future of the industry and give Australian farmers the recognition they deserve.”

The following categories are open for nominations.

2011 Farmer of the Year Award categories:

Farmer of the Year - Kondinin Group and ABC Rural

Young Farmer of the Year - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Diversification Farmer of the Year - RIRDC

Farm Industry Leader of the Year - Rabobank

Biosecurity Farmer of the Year - Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia

Wool Producer of the Year - AWI

Livestock Producer of the Year - Elders

Grain Grower of the Year – GRDC

FIND OUT MORE:   More information and nomination forms are available on the Kondinin website

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