Share Farmer of the Year
If you're a self-employed percentage sharemilker, contract milker, equity farmer or lessee, you could be eligible for the Share Farmer of the Year (SFOTY) award.
During the judging process, you'll be assessed on a range of factors including people and culture, farm hygiene, health & safety and biosecurity, financial and business acumen, pasture and feed, livestock management, farm environmental and sustainability.
How to Enter
SFOTY Judging Process
NOTES ABOUT JUDGING
Check the Judging Criteria specific for each round of judging. Judges in your category are experienced in farming and want to know about you and your farming career.
All entrants receive a written Feedback Report from their judges, with finalists receiving a report from each of their judging rounds.
All entrants are also eligible and automatically entered into our coveted Merit Awards, recognising excellence in specific areas.
DairyNZ - People & Culture Award
Ecolab - Farm Dairy Hygiene Award
Federated Farmers - Leadership Award
Honda - Farm Safety, Health & Biosecurity Award
LIC - Animal Wellbeing, Recording and Productivity Award
Meridian - Environmental Sustainability Award
Ravensdown - Sustainable Pasture Award
Business Performance Award
Emerging Talent Award