Ballance Farm Environment Awards 2017 entry is now open

The Ballance Farm Environment Awards recognises and celebrates good farm practices which promotes sustainable land management through an annual awards programme which is now run in 11 regions throughout New Zealand.

Entering the awards allows entrants the opportunity to have their business evaluated by a team of highly respected and experienced farmers/growers and agribusiness professionals who offer constructive advice and feedback in an informal setting.  Farm/grower visits are followed up by a report outlining what was discussed and offering commendations and recommendations. 

The judging process considers the entire environment that each entrant farm operates within, with particular consideration to:

  • sustainable profitability
  • environmental awareness
  • good business practices
  • social and community responsibility