How we are funded

About Us / How we are funded

The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust (NZFET) and Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) are funded by an outstanding group of agricultural businesses, industry-good organisations, Regional Councils and Central Government.

Led by naming right sponsor Ballance Agri-Nutrients, the BFEA is supported by a team of national sponsors who are committed to fostering a more sustainable primary sector.

Regional Councils are a driving force behind the BFEA programme and like the NZFET, are committed to promoting sustainable farming practices.

Not only do the sponsors and Regional Council back the BFEA financially, they also invest a huge amount of time and energy into supporting the regional committees in sourcing entrants, judging, running Awards evenings and field days.

The NZFET also has the support of a number of partners who are critical in helping the NZFET achieve its goals.  They help promote the BFEA and provide funding for the National Showcase, National Award and leadership programmes.