Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | April 12, 2013

Farmer of the Year +

You are just getting the press release this afternoon…. courtesy of the HB A&P Society – I have been out photographing all day and now I am off to assembly. More later 🙂



Night of Winners

Hawke’s Bay’s agribusiness community was out in force last night to celebrate a string of awards that recognise excellence in the primary industries.

350 guests packed the events centre at Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay to enjoy an evening of fine food, entertainment and celebrate with the worthy winners.

The big winners on the night were Danny & Robyn Angland, who took out the prestigious Silver Fern Farms Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year title for their management of the iconic Hawke’s Bay farming enterprise Kereru Station.  Danny has been Manager of the 2847ha Station since 2007.

Peter Tod, Chairman of the Silver Fern Farms HB Farmer of the Year committee said “Kereru Station is a large scale farming operation intensively managed with a high level of attention to detail, Danny has a clear focus and vision of how to integrate multiple stock classes on a variety of land types”

“The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society invites you to the field day at Kereru Station on the 9 May 2013, this is your chance to see what makes this Farmer the 2013 Silver Fern Farms Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year.”

Rowan Sandford a third year Lincoln University Student received the Inaugural Lawson Robinson HB A&P Society Scholarship, set up in partnership between the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and Lawson Robinson Barristers + Solicitors to recognise outstanding academic and leadership qualities in a student currently enrolled in a land based study program.

Ponty von Dadelszen was awarded the Laurie Dowling Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to agriculture in Hawke’s Bay.

Steve & Jane Wyn-Harris were named Hawke’s Bay Farm Forester of the year, a field day will be held on their property on the 18 May 2013.




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