2016 Australian Farmer of the Year Winner: Matthew Keith

Matthew Keith’s commitment to sustainable practices in his Rocky Point mulching business and the ability to transform the grain, beef and sugarcane aspects of the business set him apart from the other finalists.

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2016 Farming Legend of the Year Winner: Dennis Howe

When the concept of the Farming Legend Award was first envisaged by organisers Kondinin Group and ABC Rural, a man like Dennis Howe was exactly what the new award was deemed to commemorate.

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2016 Rural Consultant of the Year Winner: Ken Solly

South Australian Ken Solly has won the inaugural Rural Consultant of the Year award at the 2016 Australian Farmer of the Year awards held jointly by Kondinin Group and ABC Rural.

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2016 Rural Community Leader of the Year Winner: Michael Badcock

The name ‘Michael Badcock’ is synonymous with success in Tasmanian horticulture. Heavily involved in the industry; Michael has helped shape the fortunes of many farmers in the Apple Isle.

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2016 Young Farmer of the Year Winner: Troy Blackman

New South Wales beef producer Troy Blackman has been named the 2016 Case IH Young Farmer of the Year. The 27-year-old emerged as an outstanding farmer in his own right, with judges impressed by his ability to diversify his Waterfall Australia enterprise.

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