For a second year, the Pasture Genetics National Fodder Innovation Award will be up for grabs at the Royal Adelaide Show.
The award aims to recognise Australian growers who have redeveloped their farming practices to adapt to change, increase production and/or demonstrate sustainability.
The award is open to anyone who operates a farming business in Australia, with the winner to receive Pasture Genetics proprietary seed product to the value of $3,000 and a one-on-one on-farm agronomic consultation.
“As a family-founded and operated company built on Australian innovation, leadership and bold future thinking, we want to reward Australian farmers who are introducing new ideas and technologies, that can benefit not only their operations but the wider industry,” Pasture Genetics research and technical services manager Tom Damin said.
All entries will be assessed by an independent industry representative, representatives from the RA&HS Grains & Fodder Committee, and Pasture Genetics.
RA&HS Grain and Fodder Committee Deputy Chair Peter Smith, said the awards highlight the relevance of the Royal Adelaide Show’s National Grain and Fodder competition.
“These Innovation Awards are an important recognition of young farmers who are developing progressive and sustainable improvement on their farms,” Peter said.
Competition information can be found at www.theshow.com.au/grains-fodder.
Entries close at 5 pm ACST on Friday, July 26, 2019.
For more information:
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Image: Brothers Mark and Ryan Vandeleur of “Rices Creek Poll Merinos” stand among a field of L56 Lucerne on their property in Tintinara, South Australia.