We support the Ballance Farm Environment Awards as part of our commitment to sustainable farming that develops practical solutions to support farm business goals as well as caring for the environment.
About the awards
The Ballance Farm Environment Awards recognise and celebrate good farm practices which promote sustainable land management through an annual awards programme run in 11 regions throughout New Zealand.
All entrants go through a judging process which considers the entire environment that their farm operates within, with particular consider to:
- sustainable profitability
- environmental awareness
- good business practices
- social and community responsibility.
We sponsor the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Farm Award – a special category award that recognises livestock farmers (other than dairy) who demonstrate in a practical way the choices they have made to farm for the long term.
The judging criteria include the wise use of land, labour and capital resources. Stock must be well-cared for and class and type well suited to the land contour and soil type.
Enter and find out more
To enter and find out more, visit the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust website.