The search is as soon as once more on for gifted younger people from the Australian and New Zealand agricultural sectors, with registrations opening as we speak for the 2021 Zanda McDonald Award.
Now in its seventh 12 months, the award recognises those that are enthusiastic about agriculture, eager to make a distinction of their sector, and seeking to take their profession to the subsequent degree.
There’s a formidable prize bundle up for grabs, that may put the winner within the passenger seat with a few of the largest and greatest agriculture operators throughout each nations, by means of the Platinum Major Producers (PPP) community.
The prize features a totally personalised mentoring journey in Australia and New Zealand, $10,000 value of tailor-made schooling or coaching, media teaching, and an all-expenses paid journey to the 2021 PPP Convention.
Some journey for the mentoring journey takes place in a privately chartered Pilatus PC-12 plane, enabling the winner to achieve numerous and distant agricultural operations.
Richard Rains, Chairman of the Zanda McDonald Award, stated it offered a improbable alternative for younger agricultural leaders to additional their profession and their private growth.
“This award is extraordinarily nicely regarded within the trade, and we’re seeing some enormous impacts within the lives of earlier winners,” he stated.
“It actually has been life-changing for them.
“We have met some actually inspiring younger individuals for the reason that award started, who’ve an actual ardour for the trade, and a starvation to make a distinction. We won’t wait to see who will apply this 12 months.”
Earlier winners have diversified from dairy and sheep and beef farmers, by means of to a enterprise supervisor of a sheep milk firm, a vet, a supervisor of a giant station, and a beef extension officer.
Earlier this 12 months, 27-year-old Jack Raharuhi, Buller Dairy Group Operations Supervisor for Pmu Farms in Westport NZ was crowned with the title for 2020.
Applications for the 2021 award are open to people aged 21 – 35 years, who dwell and work within the agriculture sector in Australia or New Zealand.
Entries shut on Monday 31st August 2020.
The Zanda McDonald Award is proudly supported by Australian Group Media.
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