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Growth Awards 2020

Through the Growth Awards Syngenta profiles growers and farm advisers from different regions across Australia and New Zealand, showcasing their contribution in one of the following categories: Productivity, Sustainability, Community & People, Innovator.

Nominations for the Growth Awards are invite-only and 26 regional winners are chosen from the pool of nominees and announced in November. The regional winners are invited to attend The Growth Awards dinner in 2021. The winners are chosen by an independent panel comprised of industry representatives and stakeholders.

“The goal of the Growth Awards is to recognise growers and advisers who are making a difference to the industry through leadership, best practice and innovation.” – Paul Luxton, Managing Director and Country Head – Syngenta Australia and New Zealand

Read more about our 2020 nominees and judging panel below.

productivity

Recognises growers and advisers who use best practice in achieving consistent productivity gains.
 

sustainability

Recognises growers and advisers who are committed to addressing industry issues to create a sustainable and profitable future.

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Recognises growers and advisers who make a leading contribution to their community, workers and fellow growers.

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Recognises trailblazing growers, advisers and industry influencers who contribute to innovation in agriculture or apply game-changing technologies.

East region

Alice Burley
PRODUCTIVITY

Agronomist, AGnVET 
West Wyalong, NSW


Follow at:
Twitter
agnvet.com.au

Adam Schreurs
SUSTAINABILITY

Vegetable grower Schreurs & Sons
Clyde, VIC


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter 
schreurs.com.au 

John Clohesy
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower, Clohesy Farms
Sea Lake, VIC

 

Ben Single
INNOVATOR

Founder, Single Shot
Sydney, NSW


Follow at:
LinkedIn   

Brad Johnston
PRODUCTIVITY


Grower
Quandialla, NSW




 

Chris Fanning
SUSTAINABILITY


Grower
Deniliquin, NSW




 

Paul McIntosh
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Pulse Australia and AHRI
Dubbo & Burdekin, NSW & QLD


Follow at:
LinkedIn
pulseaus.com.au

Grace Brennan
INNOVATOR


Founder, Buy from the Bush
Dubbo, NSW


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
buyfromthebush.com.au

Rob Launder
PRODUCTIVITY


Adviser, PB Seeds
VIC, SA


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
pbseeds.com.au

Chris Toohey
SUSTAINABILITY


Adviser, Elders
Albury, NSW


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter 
elders.com.au

Stuart Grigg
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE
SUSTAINABILITY

Director, Stuart Grigg Ag-Hort consulting
Ballan, VIC

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter

Heath McWhirter
INNOVATOR


Adviser, Summit Ag
Griffith, NSW


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
summitag.com.au

Tim Walker
PRODUCTIVITY


Adviser, Walker Ag Consulting
Tasmania

Follow at:
LinkedIn

Simon Doolin
SUSTAINABILITY


Grower, Doolin Agriculture 
North Star, NSW

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Instagram
doolinagriculture.com

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Hugh McGilligan
INNOVATOR
SUSTAINABILITY

CEO, Sprout Stack
Sydney, NSW

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
sproutstack.co

GA Productivity

Tom Upton
SUSTAINABILITY


Grower
Inverleigh, VIC

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter

GA Map

Sarah Nolet
INNOVATOR

CEO, AgThentic & Farmers2Founders
General Partner, Tenacious Ventures
Sydney, NSW

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
agthentic.com

South Region

Alf Weaver
PRODUCTIVITY

Agronomist, Elders
Jamestown, SA

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
elders.com.au

Nigel Meyers
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, NAS Cummins
Lower Eyre Peninsula, SA

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
cumminsag.com.au

Alex Thomas
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

CEO, Alex Thomas
Torrens Park, SA

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
alexthomasptyltd.com

GA Map

Darren Robinson
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower, Aroona
Whyte Yarcowie, SA




 

GA Map

Anthony De Ieso
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower, Thorndon Park Produce
Adelaide, SA

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter 
thorndonparkproduce.com.au

GA Innovator

Matt Howell
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser,  Coorong Platinum Ag
Murray Mallee, SA

Follow at:
LinkedIn
platinumagservices.com.au

GA Sustainability

GA Map

GA Watermark

Mike Pannell
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower
Loxton, SA




 

GA Watermark

GA Community & People

GA Map

North region

David Haak
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower, Wilamay Farms
Tent Hill, QLD

 

 

Andrew Johanson
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Mulgowie Farming company
Mulgowie, QLD

Follow at:
mulgowie.com.au

John Cullen & Andrew Johnston
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Advisers, Dalby Rural Supplies
Darling Downs, QLD

Follow at:
dalbyruralsupplies.com.au

Chris Russo
INNOVATOR


Grower, PNR Nuts 
Childers, QLD

Follow at:
Twitter  Instagram

GA Productivity

Brett Enkelmann
SUSTAINABILITY

Grower, Preema Partnership
Murgon, QLD





 

Josh McGregor
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Adviser, McGregor Gourlay
QLD, NSW


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
mcgregorgourlay.com.au

Dale Abbott
INNOVATOR

Adviser, Bowen Crop Monitoring Services
Bowen, QLD

Follow at:
LinkedIn 

GA Map

Paul Keevers
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Tableland Fertilizer
Artherton Tablelands,
Gulf & Cape York Peninsula, QLD

Follow at:
tablelandfert.com.au

 

GA Watermark

Chris Monsour
INNOVATOR

Adviser, Prospect Ag
Bowen, QLD


Follow at:
LinkedIn

GA Watermark

Denis Persley
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland
QLD

Follow at:
daf.qld.gov.au

GA Community & People

GA Map

West regions

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Bruno Capogreco
PRODUCTIVITY


Grower, Capogreco Farms
Perth, WA

Follow at:
LinkedIn
capogreco.com

Murray Hall
SUSTAINABILITY
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower
Brookton, WA

Follow at:
Twitter
 

Brett South
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE


Grower
WA

Follow at:
Twitter
 

Tanya and Rob Kitto
INNOVATOR


Growers
Geraldton, WA

Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
myprovincialkitchen.com.au

GA Productivity

GA Map

Karen Smith
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE


National Operations Manager, Seed Shield
WA

Follow at:
Twitter
seedshield.com.au

GA Innovator

GA Watermark

GA Sustainability

Sue Middleton
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE


Grower, Brennan Rural Group
Wongan Hills, WA


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
 

GA Watermark

New Zealand

Graeme Jones
PRODUCTIVITY


Adviser, PPG Wrightson Seeds
South Island, NZ


Follow at:

pggwrightson.co.nz

Linda Peacock
SUSTAINABILITY


Adviser, Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc 
Tauranga, NZ


Follow at:
LinkedIn  Twitter
kvh.org.nz

GA Map

GA Watermark

Roger Blyth
PRODUCTIVITY
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Seed and Field Services South Island
Canterbury, NZ

Follow at:
LinkedIn
seedandfield.co.nz

GA Watermark

GA Community & People

GA Map

Growth Awards 2020 Judges

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Brianna Casey

Chief Executive Officer
Foodbank Australia

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Kirrily Condon

Agronomic Consultant
Grassroots Agronomy

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Richard Heath

Executive Director
Australian Farm Institute (AFI)

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Mick Keogh

Deputy Chair, Small Business and Agriculture
ACCC

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Paul Luxton

Country Head & Managing Director
Syngenta Australia and New Zealand

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Ian McConnell

Director of Beef Sustainability
Tyson Foods