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2015 Bay of Plenty Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2015

2015 Bay of Plenty Regional Supreme Winners

Rotorua sheep and beef farmers John and Catherine Ford have been named Supreme Winners of the 2015 Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA).

The Fords own 1240ha Highlands Station – a large hill-country farm, south of Rotorua. 

Sitting within the Lake Tarawera and Rotokakahi catchment, the Central Plateau farm’s distinctive contour was shaped by volcanic activity which flattened forests, carved out hill faces and left the area covered in Phosphate-rich mud.

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Find out more about the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Award winners and read their great farming stories: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008