A decade on from helping to establish these awards in our region, Northland Regional Council is proud to remain a strong supporter of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Sustainable land management is a key priority for this council and we're continually impressed with the commitment and drive towards this goal shown by those who enter the awards.
Among all the success stories we've seen showcased over the last ten years runs a common theme: that profitabilty need not come at the expense of our environment.
In fact, the best examples show that farming can actually restore and enhance the environmental values our communities hold dear.
Likewise, the winners' stories profiled through the awards encourage and set a great example to other farmers of how they too can proactively manage their environment as part of an economically viable agricultural enterprise.
Northland Regional Council