TILLERS OF THE EARTH: Hardworking Southern Downs men, women and families deserve recognition this year.
TILLERS OF THE EARTH: Hardworking Southern Downs men, women and families deserve recognition this year. Jiordan Tolli

Which Southern Downs farmer should win Farmer of the Year?

THROUGH early morning frost, unrelenting drought and packs of wild dogs, Warwick farmers persevere.

More is asked of these men and women than most as they combine physical labour, critical thinking and financial literacy to foster companies that shape the landscape and often survive generations.

The time has come to formally recognise these formidable individuals and their families in the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.

Nominations have opened for 2019 and winners will receive a coveted spot among leaders in the agricultural industry during a workshop supported by the federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

The day-long program will give the best farmers in the country the opportunity to develop their leadership capacity, grow industry networks and build on their communication skills in order to shepherd the industry towards a brighter future.

Southern Downs farmers deserve recognition for their resilience and contributions to the region, so we want to hear from you:

What has a local farmer done to earn the title of Austalian Farmer of the Year?

Send your submissions to edit@warwickdailynews.com.au or to our Facebook page facebook.com/warwickdailynews/

Submissions will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Warwick Daily News to celebrate the hard work of every-day battlers throughout the region.

To nominate a farmer for the Australian Farmer of the Year Award, visit www.farmeroftheyear.com.au



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