Ballance Farm Environment Awards

The Council has partnered with the NZ Farm Environment Trust to bring the Ballance Farm Environment Awards to Taranaki.

Ballance Farm Environment Awards 2018-19

Nominations for the 2018-19 Awards close at the end of October 2018. Follow the link for more information: Tell your story (external link)

These awards recognise and celebrate good farm practices and are run in 10 regions throughout New Zealand.

All entrants go through a judging process which considers the entire environment that the farm operates within, with particular consideration to:

  • Sustainable profitability.
  • Environmental awareness.
  • Good business practices.
  • Social and community responsibility.

2017-18 award winners

Grant, Dinny & Leedom Gibbs (Gibbs G Trust)

  • 2018 Regional Supreme Award
  • Ballance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award
  • DairyNZ Sustainability & Stewardship Award
  • Hill Laboratories Agri-Scence Award
  • WaterForce Integrated Management Award
  • Taranaki Regional Council Sustainability Award

Daryl & Karen Johnson (Dakm Farms)

  • CB Norwood Distributers Ltd Agri-Business Management Award
  • Predator Free Farm Award
  • Farmlands People in Agriculture Award

Hans & Stephanie Michel (Tersana Farm)

  • Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livstock Farm Award
  • Massey University Innovation Award
  • Awards Committee Farm Stewardship Award

More about the 2017-18 Regional Supreme Award winners (external link)

2017-18 Taranaki award-winners brochure (external link)