The finalists in the inaugural Primary Industry Awards have been announced, ahead of a major new industry event.
The awards are part of the first Primary Industries Summit at Te Papa in Wellington hosted by Federated Farmers on July 1.
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The conference is a partnership between Federated Farmers and Conferenz.
Federated Farmers President, Katie Milne said the awards aim to shine a spotlight on the important role the primary sector plays in the economy and honour the most successful and innovative primary industries' producers and supporters.
The finalists are:
Primary Industries Team Award:
-DairyNZ, for 'Rosie the Cow'
-Beef + Lamb NZ, for "Taste Pure New Zealand'
Primary Industries Science and Research Award:
-Lincoln University, for ClearTech
-Agricom/Greener Pastures, for Ecotain
Primary Industries Innovation & Collaboration Award:
-Farmlands, for Safe Farm and Safe visits
-AgriCom/Greener Pastures, for Ecotain
-New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association, for Tahi Ngatahi
Primary Industries Chief Executive of the Year:
-Linda Sissons, PrimaryITO
-Greg Campbell, Ravensdown
The award for Outstanding Contribution to the Primary Industries will be made on the night of July 1, at the awards dinner.