Federated Farmers new vice president wants the organisation to become the ‘go to’ body for farmers and to help them have pride in what they do.
The awards are part of the Primary Industries Awards Summit, on July 1 - 2.
Federated Farmers says the awards aim to shine a spotlight on the important role the primary sector plays in the economy and honour the most successful and innovative primary industries’ producers and supporters.
The conference is a partnership between Federated Farmers and Conferenz.
The finalists are:
• Primary Industries Team Award:
- DairyNZ, for ‘Rosie the Cow’
- Beef + Lamb NZ, for "Taste Pure New Zealand’
• Primary Industries Science and Research Award:
- Lincoln University, for ClearTech
- Agricom/Greener Pastures, for Ecotain
• Primary Industries Innovation & Collaboration Award:
- Farmlands, for Safe Farm and Safe visits
- AgriCom/Greener Pastures, for Ecotain
- New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association, for Tahi Ngatahi
• Primary Industries Chief Executive of the Year:
- Linda Sissons, PrimaryITO
- Greg Campbell, Ravensdown
The award for outstanding contribution to the Primary Industries will also be made at the awards dinner.