NSW Farmer of the Year Awards


The NSW Farmer of the Year and the NSW Young Farmer of the Year awards are designed to recognise excellence in the state’s agricultural sector.

The awards are a joint initiative between NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and NSW Farmers’, with support from SafeWork NSW and The Land.

The NSW Farmer of the Year Award is open to all farmers in NSW, while the NSW Young Farmer of the Year Award is open to NSW farmers aged between 18 and 35.

Farmer is a general term that can include fishers, foresters or any primary industries enterprise. We support diversity and encourage everyone in the farming community to apply.

Awards criteria includes farming businesses or enterprises that can demonstrate:

  • great techniques being used to boost productivity and yield

  • effective tools and approaches used to streamline businesses

  • innovative ways to prepare for the future

  • initiatives made to keep themselves, and their staff, safe and well.

The winner of each category will receive $4,000 prize money while runners up receive $2,000.

Nominations Open: 23rd July 2019

Nominations Close: 23rd September 2019

Awards Presentation: 10 December 2019 (Sydney)

For more information or to apply, visit https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/events/nsw-foty 

Past Winners: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/events/nsw-foty/past-winners

Rachel Whiting