The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is proud to be a partner of the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust. Our mission is to grow the primary industries, while protecting New Zealand's natural resources. The work of the Trust embodies this vision, and we are proud to support them.
New Zealand's reputation as one of the world's top producers of sustainable, safe and quality food is critical to growing the value of our primary exports. The Ballance Farm Environment Awards showcase what is being done by farmers and growers across the country to deserve this reputation. MPI applauds the dedication of the entrants to producing top quality products in a sustainable way.
Entrants to the Awards are excellent role models for the farming community. Sharing knowledge and skills in this way is vital to overcoming challenges and ensuring the resilience and sustainability of the primary sector.