This prestigious award sponsored by Ravensdown, recognises and honours people or groups who have made major contributions to the agricultural sector by communicating relevant and important information to the sector or about the sector. Those nominated do not have to be Guild members (though people nominating them must be), but they must be someone who has done an excellent job communicating with or to the rural sector, or on behalf of the rural sector.
Ravensdown chief executive, Greg Campbell, says, “New Zealand’s primary industry is made up of a diverse bunch of sectors, from scientists to teachers to farmers and everything in-between, all working towards a common goal of being the world’s best and most sustainable producer of food. There are significant challenges and innovations that these people deal with and those stories and learnings need to be told. That’s why Ravensdown wants to champion those talented communicators who do just that.”
Previous winners have included journalists and newspapers, authors, television producers, lobbyists, vets, consultants, information analysts ... the list goes on. See the Roll of Honour.
Farmers Weekly editor Bryan Gibson was last night announced as the 36th winner of the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year award.
The award recognises and honours individuals and groups that have made important contributions to the agricultural community by using their skills to effectively communicate issues, events, and information that are relevant to the sector.
Read the full media release here.
View the photos of the awards evening here.