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Awards Season is Open !

   Thursday 16th May, 2019

Awards programs give businesses the opportunity to showcase their achievements to their peers and the wider community, as well as promoting the region.
It’s awards season in Gippsland, with entries open in a number of programs, including our own Food & Fibre Gippsland Excellence in Agribusiness Awards.

With nine categories to choose from, the headline acts being the Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year and Gippsland Young Agribusiness Leader of the Year, the awards aim to reward collaboration and innovation and recognise those who are maximizing productivity and profitability – shaping the future of Gippsland agribusiness.

The categories have designed to cross all food and fibre sectors and include;

  • Excellence in Service to the Food & Fibre Industry
  • Excellence in Workforce Capability
  • Excellence in Exporting
  • Excellence in Research and Development
  • Excellence in Food Manufacturing
  • Excellence in Innovation,
  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Excellence in Adaption to Change

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on the 16th of August in Sale. The Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year will win a place on a 7 Day International KPMG Agri-Food Tech Traction Tou valued at $15,000, whilst the Gippsland Young Agribusiness leader will receive a place in the TRAIL course run by the the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, valued at $10,000.

Each category winner will receive two tickets to inaugural Global Table event in Melbourne in early September, as well as the opportunity for their business to be showcased as part of a Gippsland collaboration at the event.

Entry is an easy online process and entries close mid June.

The East Gippsland Business Awards, brought to you by Business & Tourism East Gippsland, are entering their ninth year in 2019 and during their eight-year history they have gone from strength to strength.

Widely recognised as the most significant event on the East Gippsland business calendar, the Awards attract over 100 applications, have in excess of 20 sponsors and an attendance of over 200 people at the gala ceremony in October each year.

The East Gippsland Business Awards provide a valuable opportunity to showcase excellence and best practice in local business. They celebrate business owners and operators who promote the best products and services the region has to offer.

The gala ceremony, held in October, not only provides an excellent opportunity to recognise the finalists in each category and reward and promote the winners, but it’s a great social occasion and a valuable networking opportunity for all attendees.

Meanwhile, outside of Gippsland, nominations are now open for the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.
Award Categories include:

  • The Kondinin Group and ABC Rural 2019 Australian Farmer of the Year
  • Young Farmer of the Year, sponsored by McDonalds
  • Farming Legend of the Year
  • Community Leader of the Year, sponsored by Market Check
  • Rural Consultant of the Year, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
  • Agricultural Student of the Year
  • Award for Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Telstra
  • Award for Excellence in Technology, sponsored by New Holland
  • Award for Excellence in Diversification, sponsored by Decipher
  • Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

All category winners will have the opportunity to take part in a one-day leadership program held in Canberra the day before the announcement ceremony. Supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, this workshop will assist award recipients to clarify and guide their leadership journey.

Nominate today at

Winners will be announced in Canberra on 16 October, 2019.