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

Following the Growth Awards live streamed event, held on Wednesday 11 August, we are delighted to announce the Syngenta Growth Awards 2020 National Winners. Congratulations to the eight National Winners on such an outstanding achievement. 

 

"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

     

Watch the entire live streamed Syngenta Growth Awards event and read more about the national winners below.

 

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

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

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

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

National Winners

     

Adam Schreurs
PRODUCTIVITY

Vegetable Grower, Schreurs & Sons | Clyde, VIC

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter | schreurs.com.au

Chris Toohey
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Elders | Albury, NSW

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter | elders.com.au
 

Simon Doolin
SUSTAINABILITY

Grower, Doolin Agriculture | North Star, NSW
Follow at: LinkedIn  Instagram 
doolinagriculture.com

Linda Peacock
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc | Tauranga, NZ

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter | kvh.org.nz

Brett South
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower | Esperance, WA

Follow at: Twitter

Alex Thomas
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Director and Principal Consultant, Alex Thomas Pty Ltd | Torrens Park, SA
Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram 
alexthomasptyltd.com

Sarah Nolet
INNOVATOR

CEO, AgThentic & Farmers2 Founders, General Partner, Tenacious Ventures | Sydney, NSW

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter  |  agthentic.com

Grace Brennan
JUDGES' CHOICE

Founder, Buy from the Bush | Dubbo, NSW
Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram 
buyfromthebush.com.au

Regional Finalist category: Community & People

East Region

Alice Burley
PRODUCTIVITY

Agronomist, AGnVET | West Wyalong, NSW

Follow at: Twitter
agnvet.com.au

John Clohesy
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower, Clohesy Farms | Sea Lake, VIC

 

Chris Fanning
SUSTAINABILITY

Grower | Deniliquin, NSW

 

Stuart Grigg
SUSTAINABILITY

Director, Stuart Grigg Ag-Hort consulting | Ballan, VIC

Follow atLinkedIn  Twitter

Brad Johnston
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower | Quandialla, NSW



 

Hugh McGilligan
INNOVATOR
SUSTAINABILITY

CEO, Sprout Stack | Sydney, NSW

Follow atLinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
sproutstack.co

Heath McWhirter
INNOVATOR

Adviser, Summit Ag | Griffith, NSW

Follow atLinkedIn  Twitter | summitag.com.au

 

Tim Walker
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Walker Ag Consultancy | Spalford, Tasmania

Follow at: LinkedIn

South Region

Anthony De Ieso
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower, Thorndon Park Produce | Adelaide, SA

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter 
thorndonparkproduce.com.au

Matt Howell
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Coorong Platinum Ag | Murray Mallee, SA

Follow at: LinkedIn
platinumagservices.com.au

Rob Launder
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, PB Seeds | VIC & SA

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter
pbseeds.com.au

Nigel Myers
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, NAS Cummins | Lower Eyre Peninsula, SA

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram 
cumminsag.com.au

Mike Pannell
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower | Loxton, SA




 

Darren Robinson
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower, Aroona | Whyte Yarcowie, SA




 

Tom Upton
SUSTAINABILITY

Grower | Inverleigh, VIC

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter

Alf Weaver
PRODUCTIVITY

Agronomist, Elders | Jamestown, SA

Follow at: LinkedIn 
elders.com.au

North Region

Dale Abbott
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Bowen Crop Monitoring Services | Bowen, QLD
Follow at: LinkedIn 

Original nomination: Innovator

John Cullen & Andrew Johnston
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Advisers, Dalby Rural Supplies | Darling Downs, QLD

dalbyruralsupplies.com.au

Brett Enkelmann
SUSTAINABILITY

Grower, Preema Partnership | Murgon, QLD





 

David Haak
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower, Wilamay Farms | Tent Hill, QLD

 

 

Andrew Johanson
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Mulgowie Farming Company | Mulgowie, QLD

mulgowie.com.au

Paul Keevers
SUSTAINABILITY

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

tablelandfert.com.au
 

Josh McGregor
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Adviser, McGregor Gourlay | Moree to Southern QLD

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter 
mcgregorgourlay.com.au

Paul McIntosh
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Pulse Australia and Weedsmart | Dubbo to Burdekin, NSW & QLD

Follow at: LinkedIn | pulseaus.com.au

Chris Monsour
SUSTAINABILITY

Bowen, QLD

Follow at: LinkedIn

Original nomination: Innovator

Denis Persley
SUSTAINABILITY

Adviser, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland | Brisbane, QLD

daf.qld.gov.au

Chris Russo
INNOVATOR

Grower, PNR Nuts | Childers, QLD

Follow at: Twitter 

Ben Single
INNOVATOR

Founder, Single Shot | Brisbane, QLD

Follow at: LinkedIn   

West Region

Bruno Capogreco
PRODUCTIVITY

Grower, Capogreco Farms | Perth, WA

Follow at: LinkedIn
capogreco.com

Murray Hall
SUSTAINABILITY

Grower | Brookton, WA

Follow at: Twitter

Tanya and Rob Kitto
INNOVATOR

Growers | Geraldton, WA

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram
myprovincialkitchen.com.au

Sue Middleton
COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Grower, Brennan Rural Group | Wongan Hills, WA

Follow at: LinkedIn  Twitter

Karen Smith
PRODUCTIVITY

National Operations Manager, Seed Shield | Perth, WA
Follow at: Twitter  |  seedshield.com.au

Original nomination: Community & People

New Zealand

Roger Blyth
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, Seed and Field Services South Island | Canterbury, NZ

Follow at: LinkedIn | seedandfield.co.nz

Graeme Jones
PRODUCTIVITY

Adviser, PGG Wrightson Seeds | Methven, South Island, NZ

pggwrightson.co.nz

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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Paul Luxton

Country Head & Managing Director
Syngenta Australia and New Zealand

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Ian McConnel

Director of Beef Sustainability
Tyson Foods