NSW Farmer of the Year awards

The awards are a joint initiative between NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and NSW Farmers’, with support from SafeWork NSW and The Land.

The NSW Farmer of the Year Award is open to all farmers in NSW, while the NSW Young Farmer of the Year Award is open to NSW farmers aged between 18 and 35.

Farmer is a general term that can include fishers, foresters or any primary industries enterprise. We support diversity and encourage everyone in the farming community to apply.

2019 winners announced

Congratulations to our 2019 Farmer and Young Farmer of the Year winners, announced at the Farm Writers Christmas Lunch at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday 11 December.

2019 NSW Farmer Of The Year finalists

2019 NSW Young Farmer Of The Year finalist

What we look for

Awards criteria includes farming businesses or enterprises that can demonstrate:

  • great techniques being used to boost productivity and yield
  • effective tools and approaches used to streamline businesses
  • innovative ways to prepare for the future
  • initiatives made to keep themselves, and their staff, safe and well.

What you can win

The winner of each category will receive $4,000 prize money while runners up receive $2,000.

Important dates

Nominations Open 23 July 2019
Nominations Close 23 September 2019
Awards Presentation 11 December 2019 in Sydney

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