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2021 regional BFEA field days

  • Southland - event cancelled

  • Auckland - event postponed

  • East Coast - Tue 30 march 2021

  • otago - thurs 15 april 2021

  • waikato - Fri 14 may 2021

Field days are normally held at the property of Regional Supreme Winners shortly after each region's awards announcement, however most 2020 field days have been postponed due to COVID-19.

Subject to it being safe to do so, we are planning to hold regional field days at the properties of the 2020 Ballance Farm Environment Awards Regional Supreme Winners before June 2021.

2021 BFEA programme not being held

The annual Ballance Farm Environment Awards programme will not be held in 2021 due to COVID-19, which means no call for entries in 2020. The exception is Waikato which has secured independent funding to run a 2021 awards programme.

Subject to it being deemed safe to do so, we are planning to launch a revamped Ballance Farm Environment Awards programme in early 2021.

In the meantime, the Trust will continue to highlight the innovation and good farming practices of New Zealand’s food producers through a range of channels.


Thursday 25 March 2021

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At the National Sustainability Showcase, we'll award the Gordon Stephenson Trophy to one of our 2020 Regional Supreme Winners, with the recipients becoming national ambassadors for sustainable farming and growing.

Find out more and purchase your tickets here.

The trophy is separate to the regional awards programme and judged under a different criteria.

  • Read more about this year's Regional Supreme Winners and other award recipients.

Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards

5.15 pm, Wednesday 14th April 2021

Sir Don Rowlands Centre, Lake Karapiro

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets