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Rural Champions - Nominations now open!

Rural Champions - Nominations now open!

Nominations are open to individuals actively involved in farming and/or growing enterprises in New Zealand and individuals providing rural services in New Zealand.

Last year, the Otago Daily Times and Rural Life celebrated Year of the Farmer, a hugely successful initiative championing the work and community contributions of our farmers and growers. It culminated in the naming of Duntroon dairy farmer Myfanwy Alexander as our inaugural Rural Champion.

This year we are back with a similar initiative which we're calling Rural Champions. As well as seeking nominations for individual farmers or growers, we have included a new category - Rural Services Providers. These providers , the likes of vets, fertiliser reps, stock agents, agronomists, rural supplies reps, agricultural contractors, shearers and shedhands are key to the smooth running of farming operations and also deserve to be celebrated.

Please nominate someone you think deserves recognition:

  • a farmer or grower and/or
  • a rural services provider

Go to the Nomination Form and complete the form and submit.

Let’s celebrate our local rural heroes in 2024. Nominations close 15 May.

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