Finalists & Recipients

The 2017 Australian Cotton Industry Awards recipients are:

  • Monsanto Grower of the Year: Cavaso Farming – Tony, Joyce, Matt and Daisy Toscan, Darlington Point, NSW.
  • AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year: CSD Farming  – Mark Cathcart (“CSD Farms”, Wee Waa, NSW)
  • ADAMA Chris Lehmann Trust Young Cotton Achiever of the Year: Fiona Norrie (Moree, NSW)
  • Cotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year: Dr Paul Grundy and Dr Stephen Yeates (QDAF, Toowoomba & CSIRO Ayr, QLD)
  • IPF Service to Industry Award: Michael Bennett (“Killowen”, Narromine, NSW)

 

Category Finalists
Monsanto Grower of the Year and AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year
  • Tinobah – Ross Uebergang (Miles, Qld)
  • Marebone – Andrew Dickson (Warren, NSW)
  • CSD Farms  – Mark Cathcart (Wee Waa, NSW)
  • Cavaso Farming – Matt and Daisy Toscan (Darlington Point, NSW)
  • Yattlewondi – Maurice Pearce (Mungindi, NSW)
  • Ruvigne – Rod Smith (Gunnedah, NSW)
ADAMA Chris Lehmann Trust Young Achiever of the Year
  • Fiona Norrie (Moree, NSW)
  • Liz Lobsey (Dalby, Qld)
  • Cameron Derbidge (Goondiwindi, Qld)
Cotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year
  • Dr Sharon Downes (CSIRO, Narrabri, NSW)
  • Dr Paul Grundy (QDAF, Toowoomba, Qld) and Dr Steve Yeates (CSIRO, Ayr, Qld)
  • Graham Charles (NSW DPI, Narrabri, NSW)
Incitec Pivot Fertilisers Service to Industry Award
  • 2017 Recipient – Michael Bennett (Narromine, NSW)

To read their short biographies go here.