Farmer of the Year 2016
ABOUT THE AWARDS
The NSW Farmer of the Year Award is designed to recognise excellence in farming within NSW. A joint initiative by NSW Farmers and NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), and supported by The Land newspaper and SafeWork NSW, the awards have a particular focus on acknowledging farmers who combine safe, environmentally sustainable practices with profitable production.
To further develop and improve their farming enterprise all finalists will also be invited to form part of the NSW Farmer professional network.
This year's NSW Farmer of the Year will be awarded $10,000, two finalists will each receive $2,000.
WHO CAN ENTER
The NSW Farmer of the Year is open to farmers in NSW. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.
Staff of NSW DPI, NSW Farmers, WorkCover NSW and Rural Press are not eligible to apply.
HOW TO ENTER
- Nominate yourself or someone you know using the nomination page here.
A NSW Farmers representative will contact you to arrange a time to go through the application questions with you and assist you with the application.
When completing the application form be sure to remember that the judges will be looking for ways your farm is safe, operating under good health and welfare guidelines, environmentally sustainable, competitive in your market, innovative and has a good story to tell.
Please keep your application to one page per question, with one extra page for additional information.
If you are part of a family partnership please outline your areas of responsibility/achievement.
- Click here to download application form.
SEND TYPED APPLICATION TO:
- NSW Farmers, PO Box 459, St Leonards, NSW 1590 E: email@example.com
A number of finalists willbe selected by the judging panel, which includes representatives from NSW Farmers, NSW DPI, The Land and SafeWork NSW.
Finalists will participate in a farm visit and interview. The finalists will be invited to the award presentation later in the year. Finalists’ travel expenses will be covered by the NSW Farmer of the Year program.
- 16 September 2016
Ed Fagan, Cowra
|2014||Derek and Kirrily Blomfield
||Matthew and Cherie Coddington Dubbo
Godfrey Dol Guyra
||Peter & Alison Campbell Henty
||Norm Smith Central West
|Ridley Bell North Coast (blueberries); Young FOTY Andrew Carroll Yamba (mulloway)
|2009||Michael O'Brien Walgett (mixed cropping and livestock); Young FOTY Steve and Amity Chase Trangie (cattle focus)
|2008||Nigel Kerin Yeoval (cropping and sheep); Young FOTY Tally Matthews Windsor (turf and vegetable production in Sydney basin)
|2007||Rob Sinnamon Baryugil (Manager of mixed cattle and cropping property Yugilbar); Young FOTY joint between Ben and Liarne Mannix of Bourke (dorpers, dohnes, goats and cattle) and Stuart Blake Walcha (artificial breeding services/mixed farming)
|2006||Gary Johnston Forbes (lucene, irrigation, livestock); Young FOTY Greg Miller Windsor (turf)
|2005||Scott McCalman (cropping, no tillage champion); Young FOTY Graham Finlayson (native vegetation restoration, livestock, farmstay)
|2004||Garry Hannigan Broken Hill (native veg, drought strategies, goats and livestock; Young FOTY Andrew Watson Boggabri (cotton)|