Nominations for the 2016 Agriculture Awards are now closed.
This year the Queensland Government will be recognising the contribution of two individuals to the agriculture, fisheries or forestry sector with the awarding of the Peter Kenny Medal and the Minister's Emerging Leaders Award.
Nominations for each award are now closed. The successful recipients will be announced as part of the AgFutures Conference Dinner on 22 November 2016.
About the Peter Kenny Medal
Peter Kenny was an influential and devoted advocate of agriculture, rural education and regional communities. He had a passion for the agricultural industry and rural issues and he was focused on ensuring the education of the next generation of primary producers.
The Peter Kenny Medal and $3000 prize will be awarded to an individual or organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to Queensland's agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector in terms of innovation leading to profitability and sustainability.
About the Minister's Emerging Leaders Award
The Queensland Government is committed to driving innovation, building on Queensland's natural advantages and raising Queensland's profile as an attractive investment destination.
The Minister's Emerging Leaders Award will recognise an individual aged between 18 and 30 within the Queensland primary industry sector who has demonstrated professional excellence and leadership and has made an outstanding contribution to the agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector.