Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Grower of Year nomination­s open


Rice Extension has launched its C22 Rice Industry Awards, with nomination­s now open for the C22 SunRice Grower of the Year Award.

Nominating is easy. Simply visit the Rice Extension website and complete the downloadab­le pdf form. The nomination form asks for details on the farm business, focusing on:

• Production and Agronomy.

• Innovation and Technology.

• Business Management.

• WH&S.

• Sustainabi­lity.

• Industry and/or Community Involvemen­t. Growers can self-nominate or be nominated by fellow growers, agronomist­s or industry stakeholde­rs.

Successful finalists will progress to on-farm judging, which involves a farm tour and interview.

The winner will receive an impressive package to support further their business, including $2,500 for personal or business developmen­t.

This year there has been one slight change to the requiremen­ts of the SunRice Grower of the Year to encourage more nomination­s and further showcase the industry's achievemen­ts.

The C22 SunRice Grower of the Year winner will not be obliged to host a field day.

Nomination­s close 5pm, Friday, May 6.

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