Daniel Hillebrand from YP AG in Kadina, South Australia, has been named ADAMA Young Agronomist of the Year for 2016.
Runner’s-up for this year’s award were Tim Heath of GT Ag Services in Tolga, Queensland, and Edwina Simpson of Western AG in Kaniva, Victoria.
“We received more than 100 nominations for the award again this year all of who are highly skilled young agronomists, so to win is a great accomplishment,” ADAMA chief executive Darrin Hines said.
“Daniel demonstrated he has tremendous skills and is an agronomist his clients can trust and rely on for a wide range of advice. He is a deserving recipient of the Young Agronomist of the Year Award.
Mr Hines also congratulated Tim and Edwina for their success.
“Like Daniel, Tim and Edwina are very impressive young agronomists who made choosing the winner from our Top 3 a challenge. Our industry’s future is clearly in good hands,” he said.
ADAMA general manager for marketing Adam Phelan said the award again this year revealed a depth of talent in Australian agriculture.
“The award has highlighted that today’s young agronomists are of an extremely high calibre,” Mr Phelan said.
“Our thanks go to all the young agronomists who nominated this year and also the farmers and agronomy leaders who helped decide this year’s winners.
“Thanks also to the team at Rural Business who have been very supportive of this initiative and enabled us to showcase Australia’s young agronomy talent,” he said.
For their efforts, Daniel, Tim and Edwina win an overseas study tour. Check out their profiles in the centre spread of this edition of Rural Business.
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