Success in sustainable farming and growing is again being celebrated with this year’s Ballance Farm Environment Awards, which are open for entries until October.
The awards are open to anyone achieving good practice across their rural business, whether in
agriculture, horticulture or viticulture, from sheep, beef and dairy to produce, plants, forestry, fruit, wine and more.
Facilitated by the NZ Farm Environment Trust, the awards programme is designed to give food and fibre producers useful feedback as they work to achieve sustainability.
“The awards celebrate farmer and grower achievement and showcase good practice, enabling the sharing of positive farming and growing stories with all audiences,” the trust says.
Judges take a holistic approach by evaluating every aspect of the business, from environmental management,
productivity and profitability through to family and community involvement.
Informal advice and feedback is provided by industry professionals and judges, who then follow up with a recommendations report.
Entries can be made by farmers and growers themselves, or people can be nominated by others, until Friday, October 15.
Info and entries: https://nzfeawards.org.nz/