The Peter Kenny Medal and the Minister’s Emerging Leader Award, recognising innovators and influencers in the agricultural sector, are open for nominations.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner said the awards were a way of identifying and supporting leaders in the sector.
“As with previous years, we are inviting nominations of those who have made outstanding contributions to an even better future in Queensland agriculture, fisheries or forestry,” Mr Furner said.
“The Peter Kenny Medal, with its prize money of $3,000, is for innovation leading to profitability and sustainability.”
He said the late Mr Kenny (pictured) was remembered as a passionate advocate for agriculture, rural education and regional communities.
“As a teacher working in rural Queensland, and an agricultural entrepreneur, he was a champion for educating new generations of producers,” Mr Furner said.
“With that legacy in mind, we are encouraging applicants for the Peter Kenny Medal who are involved in agriculture, fisheries or forestry.”
Mr Furner said the Minister’s Emerging Leader Award was recognising those individuals who showed outstanding leadership, or the potential to make a significant contribution to their field of interest, the wider industry and the rural community.
Candidates must be aged 18-to-35 to be eligible for the prize purse of $3,000, which would go towards further developing their career and leadership skills.
Nominations for both awards close on 20 July, with winners to be announced at a date to be confirmed. More information can be accessed from this PS News link.