The GAIA AWARDS are on again!!!
Wharf, Merimbula, NSW
Saturday 26 October 2013
pm drinks for 7.00 pm dinner
Jones: Founder, Amazing Carbon and
host for the 2013 Green Agriculture Innovation Awards (GAIA)
The fifth and final A&K
Hill Green Agriculture Innovation Award will be presented at Merimbula
Wharf Restaurant, Merimbula, NSW, on 26th October 2013. If you attended
last year, you will know this is a ‘not to be missed’ event!!
The theme for this year’s awards dinner is “Today’s
Youth, Tomorrow’s Farmer”
THE AWARDS: The GAIA awards were established in 2009 to provide
recognition for farmers and landcarers with a passion for looking after
the life in their soil. Vibrant, living soils underpin productive farms,
nutritious food, resilient landscapes, healthy rivers and clean water.
This is the fifth year of
the awards and the third year they have been presented on the South
Coast of NSW.. The GAIA award consists of a $5,000 cash prize and attendance
at the gala dinner.
Highly respected dairy industry
figure Ken Kimber will present the 2013 awards.
The 2013 GAIA awards recipients are passionate advocates for the dairy
industry. They have achieved impressive results on their own farms while
also devoting much time and energy to the mentoring of others, particularly
the next generation of farmers.
Strong initiated Dairy Youth Australia Inc. and the innovative
‘Art4Agriculture’ programs including Picasso Cows and the
Archibull Prize, which use art and multimedia to engage thousands of
students across Australia in learning about the valuable role farmers
play in our nation’s future. Lynne has won many NSW and National
Landcare Awards, including the highly prestigious inaugural Bob Hawke
Landcare Award in 2012.
Privitera co-instigated Gippsland Dairy Youth, served on the
Dairy Committee of the Royal Melbourne Show, was a recipient of the
$10,000 Victorian Rural Ambassador Award and winner of the Victorian
Youth Fellowship competition, enabling her to work in the dairy industry
in North America and Canada for six months. Tanya milks with her parents
on 'Inverlair Heights Jerseys'. She also manages the office of her husband
Con's Stainless Steel company. They have two young children, Levi and
Ava. Tanya has judged dairy cattle in four Australian states. She is
committed to ‘family farms’, healthy soils and healthy cows
GALA DINNER: The event begins with welcome drinks and finger
food in the wharf aquarium at 6.30 pm, followed by a formal sit-down
meal in the restaurant upstairs, overlooking the ocean.
Come along and enjoy great
company and a sumptuous three course evening meal while listening to
short presentations from both Lynne and Tanya.
Dr Christine Jones will also
provide a brief overview of the Federal Governments ‘direct action’
policy on soil carbon and what it means for farmers.
the dinner is essential. Space is limited..
Attendance at the awards dinner costs only $55, including a delicious
three course meal, drinks and entertainment.
To secure your place, e-mail
Christine Jones at Christinejones222@gmail.com
before Monday 20th October.
An assessment of the things
likely to impact on agriculture over the next 10-20 years leads to the
conclusion that we are entering a period of extraordinary change. Our
challenge as a society is to work with the farming community to restore
the ecological and hence productive base on which the future security
of the Australian nation depends.
The GAIA awards provide recognition
for individuals with a passion for promoting the adoption of regenerative
land management practices that simultaneously improve soil function,
productivity, biodiversity, food quality and carbon sequestration outcomes.