Finalists announced in 2021 Australian CottonIndustry AwardsThe Australian cotton industry’s top performers from the past year have been identified, with the finalists in the 2021 Australian CottonIndustry Awards announced today.
Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay said the awards, which recogni se resilience and innovation through the cotton supply chain.
presented challenges for judges who had the difficult task of assessing nominees.
“We had many high-caliber nominations for this year’s awards program, which was pleasing after a tough few years for our growers, asthey manage d the ir operations through drought and the pandemic,” Mr Kay said.
“O ur judg es had the challenge of whittling down the nominations to select this year’s awards finalists, which I am proud to announcetoday. The finalists are all high achievers in their own right and have attained significant success in adapting their farming operations tobe as efficient and sustainable as possible.
“I thank everyone who nominated for the awards, and I wish the finalists al l the best for the next stage in the awards process.”The finalists in the 2021 Australian Cotton Industry Awards are.
Bayer Grower of the Year and AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year• Howard Rother, Rother Farming, Cecil Plains, QLD• Ian Cart er, Connamara Partnership, Quirindi, NSW• Thomas Popp, RMI Pty Ltd, Goondiwindi, QLD• Tony Quigley, Quigley Farms, Trangie, NSW• Ashley Geldard, Columboola Cotton, Miles, QLDADAMA Chris Lehmann Trust Young Cotton Achiever of the Year• James Kanaley, Kanaley Agricultural Consulting, Griffith, NSW• Emma Ayliffe, Summit Ag, Lake Cargelligo, NSW• Angus Dalgliesh, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Dalby, QLDCotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year• Oliver Knox, University of New England, Armidale, NSW• Iain Wilson, CSIRO, Canberra, ACT• Mick Bange, CSIRO (formerly), Narrabri, NSWAwards recipients will be announced at the 2021 Australian Cotton Collective in Toowoomba in August.
Cotton Australia is the peak representative body for Australia’s cotton growing industry.