Nominations are now open
(Nominations close 20th March)
The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards attracts farmers from across the country, working in all levels of the dairy industry. Our three award categories give entrants the chance to challenge themselves, earn a regional or national title and to share in substantial regional and national prize pools.
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Did you know - as part of entering the Share Farmer of the Year category you could fast-track your way to a New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management?
Share Farmer of the Year entrants have the opportunity to have the body of work they prepare for the awards also count towards modules in the New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management. This process is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click Here to find out more.
Many previous winners say entering the Awards was one of the best career decisions they have made.
"We grew professionally and personally just from entering. You hear that so often from previous entrants, and the truth is, you really do” - Carlos and Bernice Delos Santos 2017 Central Plateau Share Farmers of the Year winners and national runners-up.
“Winning was a bonus. Looking back now, the certificates and articles were a small aspect of the success. The bigger picture is the connections we made and the huge success that we have today.” - 2016 West Coast Top of the South Share Farmers of the Year Jesse Huffman and Renee Mason.
Why enter the Dairy Industry Awards?
Through the awards programme, entrants learning and development is accelerated. It is a place to challenge yourself, raise the bar and climb that career ladder.
Showcase your skills - stand out from the herd! Take your passion and drive, and turn it into something that sets you apart.
Improve your career prospects and upgrade your business skills. Be rewarded for your hard work with prize money, recognition and industry exposure.