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Southbank, Victoria, Australia, 2012/04/30 - Dairy Australia has joined forces with Kondinin Group and ABC Rural in the search for the best and brightest in the dairy industry - KondininGroup.com.au / DairyAustralia.com.au.
The 2012 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards promotes Australian agriculture and Dairy Australia is delighted to be the official sponsor of the Dairy Farmer of the Year category in celebration of the huge contribution our dairy farmers make to local communities, the Australian economy and the environment.
The Dairy Farmer of the Year Award recognises farmers who apply a highly professional, innovative and sustainable approach to their dairy enterprise including animal health and nutrition practises, breeding, milking and engaging with the industry beyond the farm-gate.
Australian dairy farmers are some of the best, most efficient in the world. Dairy Australia Managing Director Ian Halliday said our farmers lead the way in innovation and technology and have become masters of many trades.
“Finding inspirational and innovative people from within the dairy industry isn’t difficult,” Mr Halliday said.
“Our dairying tradition has been forged by people with vision and a determination to succeed, and is brimming with inspirational stories of resilience, passion and energy. Australian dairy farmers are media-savvy, strategic-thinking specialists who understand climate and vegetation, land and water management, animal health and welfare, and national and global food security.
“2012 is also the Australian Year of the Farmer and this represents another great opportunity to tell those stories and spread the word of the importance of the dairy industry and the value our dairy farmers create.” The Dairy Farmer of the Year Award is one of 11 award categories. The winner of each category is automatically entered into the overall Australian Farmer of the Year Award.
Nominations for the Dairy Farmer of the Year Award are now open. Visit kondiningroup.com.au to download a nomination form or nominate on-line. For more information, contact Kondinin Group on 1800 677 761. Nominations close 3 August 2012.