NSW Farmer of the Year past winners

Are you the next NSW Farmer of the Year?

Be inspired by the past winners and finalists, since the inception of NSW Farmer of the Year Award in 2004.

Watch the 2004 - 2015 montage.

Year Farmer of the Year

Glen and Julie Andreazza - grain farmers



Mike & Velia O'Hare, Beckom – canola, wheat and sheep


  • Troy Blackman, Upper Orara – organic eggs and beef
  • Will Coulton, North Star – sorghum, cotton, wheat, barley, chickpeas and cattle.

Nick Arena, Bobs Farm – Barramundi aquaculture and hydroponics (PDF, 195.03 KB)


  • Casey Cooper, Tinga – beekeeper
  • Peter Matuszny, Taree – free range eggs and beef cattle
  • Jock Nivison, Walcha – beef and merino sheep enterprise

Ed Fagan, Cowra - mixed farmer


  • Ewan McAsh, Batemans Bay – oyster grower
  • Fiona and Bernard Hall, Orange – cherries and apple growers, packing and marketing

Derek and Kirrily Blomfield, Quirindi - beef cattle


  • Scott Beaumont, Dorrigo – diversified cattle, potatoes and planting enterprise
  • James Mifsud, Goulburn – intensive turkey farmer
2013 Matthew and Cherie Coddington, Dubbo – merino stud, and Godfrey Dol, Guyra – tomato grower (joint winners)
Runner up: John Fairley
2012 Peter and Alison Campbell, Henty – cropping and sheep
Year Farmer of the Year Young Farmer of the Year
2011 Norm Smith, Wellington – grazing Marc Greening, Holbrook – beef genetics
2010 Ridley Bell, North Coast – blueberries Andrew Carroll, Yamba – mulloway
2009 Michael O'Brien, Walgett – mixed cropping and livestock Steve and Amity Chase, Trangie – cattle
2008 Nigel Kerin, Yeoval – cropping and sheep Tally Matthews, Windsor – turf and vegetables
2007 Rob Sinnamon, Baryugil – mixed cattle and cropping Jointly awarded to Ben and Liarne Mannix, Bourke – dorpers, dohnes, goats and cattle; and Stuart Blake, Walcha – artificial breeding services and mixed farming
2006 Gary Johnston, Forbes – lucene, irrigation and livestock Greg Miller, Windsor – turf
2005 Scott McCalman, Warren – cropping, no tillage Graham Finlayson, Brewarrina – native vegetation restoration, livestock and farmstay
2004 Garry Hannigan, Broken Hill – native vegetation, drought strategies, goats and livestock Andrew Watson, Boggabri – cotton