Why enter the Awards?
By entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, farmers/growers are given the opportunity to have businesses evaluated by a team of highly respected and experienced farmers/ growers and agribusiness professionals who offer constructive advice and feedback in an informal setting.
Farmer/ grower visits are followed up by a report outlining what was discussed and offering commendations and recommendations.
The judges take a holistic approach to the judging process by evaluating every aspect of the farm/ grower business.
The Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards evening provide a valued platform for celebration, networking, and the sharing of ideas and resources amongst farmers, agribusiness professionals, community leaders and representatives from regional and national governments.
All farmers and horticulturists, including orchardists, vegetable growers and viticulturists within the geographic area covered by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council eligible to enter the Bay of Plenty awards. Enter online at www.bfea.org.nz or contact Kirsten Winter on email@example.com or 0275 721 244.
Entries are available online at www.nzfeatrust.org.nz/enter-awards. Entries close in the Bay of Plenty on Friday 27 October 2017.
Take a look at some of the past winner stories below: