Ballance Farm Environment Awards

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

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.

2018 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 2018 Regional Supreme Award winners (external link)

2018 Taranaki award-winners brochure (external link)