2014 AUSVEG National Awards for Excellence

The AUSVEG National Awards for Excellence are the industry’s premier awards, recognising the outstanding achievement and commitment by individuals and organisations within the vegetable and potato industry.

The National Awards for Excellence were presented as part of the 2014 AUSVEG National Convention, held at Cairns Convention Centre from 19 June – 21 June, 2014.



Trade Display of the Year Award

Single-booth

Australian Organic

Trade Display of the Year Award

Multi-booth

Netafim

2014 Environmental Award

Proudly sponsored by Netafim

Mr Colin Houston (TAS)

2014 Rising Star of the Year Award

Proudly sponsored by Coles

Mr Sam Humphries (SA)

2014 Community Stewardship Award

Proudly sponsored by Dupont

Mr David Nix (QLD)

2014 Women in Horticulture Award

Proudly sponsored by Steritech

Ms Melinda Brimblecombe (QLD)

2014 Industry Impact Award

Proudly sponsored by Visy

Mulgowie Farming Company (QLD)

2014 Innovative Marketing Award

Proudly sponsored by CMAA

One Harvest (QLD)

2014 Researcher of the Year Award

Proudly sponsored by Bayer

Professor Salah Sukkarieh (NSW) and Ms Brenda Coutts (WA)

2014 Young Grower of the Year Award

Proudly sponsored by Dow AgroSciences

Mr Nathan Free (VIC)

2014 Productivity Partner Award

Proudly sponsored by John Deere

SARDI (SA)

2014 Grower of the Year Award

Proudly sponsored by Syngenta

Ms Belinda Adams (QLD)

Industry Leader Award

Mr Ian Muir (VIC)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr Silvio Favero (VIC)