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Creating farming excellence

After some 30 years of recognising the highest achievers in the South Island’s farming community, the Lincoln University Foundation has decided to call time on the South Island Farmer of the Year competition. Instead, it will shift its resources to increasing scholarship opportunities for young farmers and other agriculturalists to study at Lincoln University. Chair… Read more »

Winner’s field day Monday 3 April, 2017

Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year winners for 2016 Neil and Lyn Campbell  will host their winner’s field day at their Fairlie property on Monday 3 April 2017. The Campbell’s farm consists of 769ha of rolling hills and flats in Middle Valley near Fairlie in South Canterbury, producing sheep, deer breeding and… Read more »

Couldn’t get to the South Island Farmer of the Year finals for 2016?

Watch all of the finalists’ presentations and the results announcements here. Inspirational presentations for any farmer thinking about how to improve or develop their business. South Island of the Year Programme FULL PROGRAMME Converted from Star Media on Vimeo.

Fairlie couple 2016 South Island Farmer of the Year

  A husband-and-wife “super team” has secured the title of the Lincoln University Foundation’s South Island Farmer of the Year at the 2016 finals held tonight (Wednesday 16 November). Chief Judge Nicky Hyslop says that Neil and Lyn Campbell won the judges’ praise with the “efficient, incredibly flexible and adaptive” approach to the way they… Read more »

The reds have it in South Island Farmer of the Year finals

Three red meat producers and a Central Otago wine business will be up against each other for the finals of the Lincoln University Foundation 2016 South Island Farmer of the Year at Lincoln University on November 16. The four finalists are: James Dicey, a viticulturist and owner of Grape Vision Limited based in Bannockburn, Central… Read more »

Omarama Station on TV show: Rural NZ

South Island Farmer of the Year joint winner Richard Subtil, Omarama Station, chats to Rural NZ about his farm business and the benefits to farmers that come from entering the competition. Watch the video here.

Clearwater Mussels on TV show: Country Calendar

South Island Farmer of the Year 2015 joint winners, Clearwater Mussels, featured on popular television programme Country Calendar on 30 July. You can watch the episode on TVNZ ON Demand here

Two weeks to go for entries to South Island Farmer of the Year

Only two weeks remain for nominations and/or entries into the top South Island farming competition, the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year. Entries/nominations close 1 August and Foundation Chair Ben Todhunter says he’s keen to see a similar range of entries to 2015 to reflect the diversity of farming excellence, leadership and… Read more »