Ray Harrington, inventor of the Harrington Seed Destructor and winner of the 2018 Farming Legend of the Year Award.
Ray Harrington, inventor of the Harrington Seed Destructor and winner of the 2018 Farming Legend of the Year Award. GRDC

Last call for Aussie farming legends

ONLY days remain to nominate for this year's Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.

The 10th Australian Farmer of the Year Awards will be hosted by Kondinin Group and ABC Rural.

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The awards were designed to celebrate and applaud the outstanding achievements of those individuals and families making a significant contribution to Australian agriculture.

Winners of the 2019 Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards will take part in a leadership program supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

The major prize is a one-day workshop aimed at leadership development within the agricultural industry.

It will allow award winners to develop their leadership capacity, grow industry networks, and build their communication skills to represent the bright future of the industry.

Nominations for the awards are closing soon. Nominate yourself or a farming legend you know here before June 30.

The 2018 winner of this category was farmer and renowned inventor, Ray Harrington.

Mr Harrington has most recently been recognised for his Harrington Seed Destructor, an innovation in weed seed control to combat increasing herbicide resistance within Australian cropping systems.

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This year, the Grains Research and Development Corporation is proud to support the awards program as sponsor of the Farming Legend of the Year category, an award recognising individuals who have made life-long contributions to agriculture.

GRDC Head of Corporate Affairs, Kylie Dunstan, said recognising the nation's leading farmers is important for industry growth.

"This award enables those individuals who are working hard in our agricultural industries to showcase the excellent work that they do and to share their messages and engage with a wider audience," Ms Dunstan said.

"The GRDC is proud to be supporting the awards and encourages nominations from within the grains industry and beyond."

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