The 2018 Dairy Industry Awards are approaching and organisers received 374 entries prior to Christmas, across three of the categories.
The Share Farmer of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions are hotly contested. With a range of sponsors on board, it’s all go before the regional winners are announced.
“It is up to each entrant to determine how best to cover off the judging criteria,so it is important that entrants make the most of that time and plan well. This is where time spent planning over the summer will really pay off,” said General Manager of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, Chris Keeping.
In 2017, Fraser and Amber Carpenter from Karaka won Share Farmer of the Year for the Auckland/ Hauraki region, along with a number of merit awards.
The regional winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 10 March 2018 in Pukekohe. All regional winners will progress to a national final in Invercargill on 12 May.