Syngenta growth award winners 2017
Eight leading growers and advisers have been named Australasian winners of the 2017 Syngenta Growth Awards in recognition for their outstanding efforts to pursue a more sustainable future for agriculture. Now in its fourth year, the Syngenta Growth Awards recognise individual achievements in agricultural productivity, sustainability and commitment to community and people.
The eight Australasian winners were chosen from a pool of 25 Regional Winners by an independent judging panel and were selected based on a set of rigorous criteria for each category, including their overall contribution to the industry.
With such strong competition in this year’s Awards, the judges selected two joint winners of the Adviser Productivity Award for the first time in Growth Awards history. “The judging was a very challenging task given the high calibre of nominees for the 2017 Syngenta Growth Awards. We are proud to celebrate the forward-thinking and innovative practices of our winners,” Mr Luxton said.
The 2017 Syngenta Growth Awards winners are:
- Grower Productivity Award: Daniel Nicoletti
- Adviser Productivity Award: Bruce Shepherd and Luke Marquis(joint winners)
- Grower Sustainability Award: Duncan Young
- Adviser Sustainability Award: Kirrily Condon
- Grower Community & People Award: Andrew Bulmer
- Adviser Community & People Award: Peter Calabria
- Ray Harrington
The eight winners will now have the opportunity to participate in an industry-leading study tour to the UK and Europe next year. The Growth Awards are presented by Syngenta in partnership with Case IH and Fairfax Agricultural Media.
The Growth Awards support the goals of Syngenta’s Good Growth Plan, which addresses the challenges of producing more with less, protecting the viability of farmland and promoting prosperous rural communities. Under the plan, Syngenta has made six specific commitments designed to increase crop productivity, improve land fertility, enhance biodiversity, empower smallholders, train farm workers and strive for fair labour conditions across the entire supply chain.