Surfing for Farmers recognised as Rural Champions at B+LNZ Awards
Held in Christchurch on Thursday 19 October 2023
The Beef + Lamb New Zealand awards were held last night in Christchurch.
The judges said it was hard not to give Surfing For Farmers a perfect score.
Surfing For Farmers had grown to reach a large national audience, (last season Surfing For Farmers hosted over 4000 farmers at 28 locations), it was novel, enabled connections and had high impact in supporting farmers ’wellbeing.’’
The programme, which is run by volunteers, had maintained sponsorship and had grown significantly in its scope and impact.
Chairman Stephen Thomson collected the award and had the following to say:
"We are chuffed to be awarded the rural champion at the beef and lamb awards last night. We can’t win these awards without the help of all our volunteers, sponsors and farmers that come along. A massive thanks to everyone that helps keep this wheel turning."
Andy Thompson, host of The Rural RoundUp Interview spoke to Stephen Thomson after the awards.
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