Top farmers asked to step forward

Farmers are being encouraged to enter the a new Primary Industries Awards, launched last week by Federated Farmers.

The awards will be presented at the inaugural Primary Industries Summit, at Te Papa in Wellington, on July 1.

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says it has long been recognised that primary industries need to tell their story better and to celebrate innovators.

“That’s what the new Primary Industries Awards are all about,” she says. “We want to identify and reward the most successful and innovative primary sector operators, and by promoting these role models, we’ll stimulate greater involvement and interest in the primary sector from graduates, investors, politicians and the media.”

The award categories are – Primary Industry Team Award, Primary Industry Science & Research Award, Primary Industry Exporter Award, Primary Industry Innovation & Collaboration Project Award, Primary Industry Chief Executive Award, and Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture in NZ.

The deadline for entries is April 8.



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