Monday, 30 April 2012

TFGA Island Award – Applications Open NOW

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) is seeking nominations for a new award that will recognise a farming business that leads the way in sustainable innovation.  The Island Award for excellence in Tasmanian agriculture will be presented each year at the TFGA annual conference. This year’s will be at Country Club Tasmania in Launceston from July 11-13.

The Island Award will be given to a farming business that has an eye to the future. It must demonstrate a sustainable, adaptive and innovative approach to farming. It should be able to show that it is farming for tomorrow as well as today.  The winner will receive a trophy and $2000 cash prize. Leading Tasmanian agricultural business consultancy Macquarie Franklin is the initial sponsor.

Agricultural industry groups (grower organisations, representative groups) can submit a nominee from their industry. Individual farm businesses are also encouraged to apply.

Applications are open now and close on Friday May 11.  Application forms and guidelines are available from the TFGA and Macquarie Franklin websites.

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