Nominate for award
The search is on again to find Australian agriculture’s biosecurity champions.
If you or someone you know goes the extra mile to protect their property from diseases, pests and weeds, nominate them now for the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award.
Primary producers are on the front lines of the national biosecurity system.
Small, everyday actions on-farm go a long way to ensuring Australia is secure against exotic, endemic and emerging diseases, pests and weeds.
The Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award was first presented in 2018 to recognise excellence in on-farm biosecurity measures and the contributions made by producers to the wider biosecurity system.
Plant Health Australia chief executive officer Greg Fraser said the 2018 winners were not just biosecurity champions.
‘‘Their very different experiences with exotic disease eradications combined to create a vital case study into the importance of managing biosecurity on-farm,’’ he said.
‘‘We are keen to see a new crop of producers recognised for their outstanding biosecurity measures through this unique award.’’
Nominations close Friday, November 9. ■ For information on the awards, including the nomination form, visit: agriculture.gov.au/aba ■ For more information on the Farm Biosecurity Program’s six on-farm biosecurity essentials, visit: farmbiosecurity.com.au