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Ballance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award

This Award focuses on the management of soil and nutrients. A strong understanding of nutrients and nutrient budgeting is demonstrated. The impacts of nutrients and management practices on both soil fertility as well as surface and ground water are understood and well managed.
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can watch their videos here

Bayleys People in Primary Sector Award

This Award is focused on the all-important people side of the farming and growing business. It recognises the importance of staff management, succession, community involvement, health and safety and other practices associated with people management and wellbeing.
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Award

This Award recognises the livestock farmer who demonstrates the need for long term land and animal stewardship. Considerations are made around the wise use of land, labour and capital resources. Livestock will be well cared for. Stock class and type are managed appropriately to the land contour and soil type.
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here. 

DairyNZ Sustainability and Stewardship Award

This Award recognises dairy farmers who demonstrate a strong commitment to managing, protecting and enhancing their environment. The award focuses on positive, long term, environmentally sustainable on-farm actions. Entrants will demonstrate high standards of environmental care and sustainable use of the land, stock, labour and capital resources.
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here

Hill Laboratories Agri-Science Award

This Award recognises excellence in the use of science and monitoring to optimise productivity and minimise environmental impacts. A good understanding of soil, water, plant and crop protection should be demonstrated, with supporting measurement and monitoring in evidence.
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here

Massey University Innovation Award

This Award recognises the farmer or grower that demonstrates Kiwi ingenuity for solving a problem or pursuing a new opportunity. The Award takes into account the extent to which new technologies, tools and processes have been introduced alongside other farm practices as a means of improving environmental, social and economic outcomes.
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here

Norwood Agri-Business Management Award

This Award recognises the approach that farmers and growers take to accomplish the important management practices of operating a successful farm and growing business. This includes the development and use of a business plan, benchmarking and succession planning. It may also involve the use of industry professionals and networks to support the sustainability of the business enterprise. Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here

Synlait Climate Stewardship Award

This Award recognises the farmer or grower that demonstrates the need to take action to manage their carbon footprint and become more resilient to climate variability. Actions include farming practices which manage or reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), stores carbon through soils and planting, and to plan for climate change through adaptation. 
Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here

WaterForce Wise with Water Award

This Award recognises the farmer or grower that is demonstrating wise water practices. This award takes into account the extent to which the property has systems in place for managing and monitoring water efficiently. Below are the 2020 winners for each region and you can view their videos here.

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