Every second year, Maori sheep and beef farmers have an opportunity to shine by competing for the high-profile Ahuwhenua Trophy, the BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming Award.
The competition alternates between dairying and sheep and beef and, in 2017, it is sheep and beef’s turn.
While the Ahuwhenua Trophy is New Zealand’s oldest farming competition – and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is a proud long-time sponsor – the trophy is about more than just selecting a single winner.
A chance to tell your story
The competition’s process is where the magic happens. It offers Maori entrants the opportunity to tell their stories; of their people and their land – stories that are intertwined with the day-to-day and year-to-year business of farming.
Field days associated with the Ahuwhenua Trophy are special days. While the nuts and bolts of the farming system are showcased, it’s the layers behind what you see on the day that make this competition a joy to be a part of.
Open doors to new opportunities
Why enter? It offers the opportunity to benchmark your business. While there is a commitment of time, the return on that investment is significant.
Judging is carried out by agribusiness professionals, who are generous with their feedback and insights around where future growth may lie – not to mention the chance to network. The Ahuwhenua Trophy may open doors to new opportunities – not just for you, but for your wider team and whanau.
Entries close Friday 27th January 2017.
How to apply
For more information, visit www.ahuwhenuatrophy.maori.nz