Progressive Meats Managing Director, Craig Hickson, is the 2012 Allflex/Federated Farmers Agribusiness Person of the Year.
Dr Doug Edmeades has won the Ravensdown/Federated Farmers Agri Personality award for 2012.
“We are pleased to have such high calibre award winners,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President. . .
“Craig runs a mixed 1200 hectare sheep, deer and beef farm in Hawke’s Bay and in addition to Progressive Meats, is a member of the Meat Board. Craig is also a Director of Ovation New Zealand and a number of other meat companies. Somehow he finds the time to sit on the Boards of both Beef+Lamb New Zealand Ltd and Ovita Limited.
“Our other major award is the Ravensdown/Federated Farmers Agri Personality for 2012. This is determined by the main board of Federated Farmers itself and we had a wealth of people to choose from who had really stood up over the past year.
“Ironically it was one of the finalists from the Agribusiness person of the year for 2011 who took the title.
“That being the passionate and highly charismatic Dr Doug Edmeades of AgKnowledge. Doug has worked closely with Federated Farmers as an expert witness and has emerged as a scientific advocate for sensible farming practices.
“Doug is a scientist who argues in the media for solutions and not problems making him a very popular choice,” Mr Wills concluded.
Congratulations to both winners and to Federated Farmers for showcasing agribusiness talent.