Gisborne District Council encourages local farmers to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards to share knowledge of sustainability with others. The overall objective of the awards is to promote sustainable land management of New Zealand farms believing that role models and education are effective tools to improving farming practices.
About the awards
The New Zealand Farm Environment Award (NZFEA) Trust has formed a partnership with the Gisborne District Council and the Hawkes Bay Regional Council to bring the competition to the East Coast region.
Local farmers and horticulturists who are both top producers and environmental managers have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious NZFEA.
The annual NZFEA recognise farmers who are farming in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
How to enter
Entries open 1 August each year. Apply on the NZ Farm Environment Trust Website