Back row (from left): Michael Taylor, Brad Egan, Jake Ryan, James Venning, James Easter.
Front row (from left): Matt Norton, Kate Gunn, Richard Wright, Sarah Parker
Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. Murray Watt (right), with 2022 Australian Farmer of the Year Michael Taylor.
2023 ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE
The Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are designed to celebrate and applaud the outstanding achievements of those individuals and families making a significant contribution to Australian Agriculture.
Nominations are provided by the community, with winners selected by a panel of judges comprising respected Australian agricultural industry leaders, each with a unique understanding of Australian agriculture.
Award winners will take part in a Leadership Program supported by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. This Major Prize, a one-day workshop aimed at leadership development within the agricultural industry, allows Award winners to develop their leadership capacity, grow industry networks and build their communication skills to represent the bright future of the industry.
The winners of the 2019 Farmer of the Year Awards. From left to right: Nils Blumann; Andrew Martin; Sally Murfet; Ben Martin; Susie Daly; Brad Woolridge; Gerard Daly; Tracey Woolridge; Chengdao Li; Jackie Jarvis; and Sally Downey.
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What attendees and participants think of the Awards
Winning the 2017 Farmer of the year award has allowed me to actively promote the exciting career pathways available in Horticulture and inspire a new generation of future farmers
Andrew Bulmer, 2017 Australian Farmer of the Year
It was a privilege to learn about these individuals - their innovation, passion and commitment to #Ag across many industries and states - thanks @KondininGroup for highlighting these great #ausag stories & to all the supporters @ABCRural
Georgie Somerset at the 2019 Awards
The powerhouse that is Australian Agriculture is made up of all individual farmers and their communities, the Farmer of the Year Award has helped me further empower our local economy and community with greater State, Federal and International engagements - accelerating my vision and opportunities
James Walker, 2017 Award for Excellence in Diversification
Winning the 2017 Kondinin Rural Consultant of the Year has given me opportunity to showcase how rural consultants are rising to the challenge of assisting farmers with the evolving issues of increasing complexity in the modern agricultural environment
Greg Mills, 2017 Rural Consultant of the Year