ADAMA Australia has moved to ensure young agronomists at the start of their career are recognised and encouraged by including a new ‘Rising Star’ award category as part of their Young Agronomist of the Year Award from this year.
The ADAMA Young Agronomist of the Year Rising Star Award will be awarded to the highest rated nominee for the ADAMA Young Agronomist of the Year Award who is aged 25 or under at 1 August 2017.
“In both 2015 and 2016, young agronomists aged 25 or under have rated highly and been in the race for a Top 3 position until close to the end,” ADAMA general manager of marketing Adam Phelan said.
“In both years, however, the added skills and experience a few more years in the workforce bring has seen the Top 3 positions awarded to agronomists closer in age to the 30 or under eligibility cut off.
“We wanted to ensure agronomists at the start of their agronomy career were also able to be recognised and encouraged as part of the Award, so this year we've introduced a new category for the ‘rising stars’ of our industry,” he said.
The winner of the Rising Star category will make up one of the Top 3 finalist positions for the award and, along with the winner and runner-up for Young Agronomist of the Year, will win an overseas study tour.
Agronomists eligible for the Rising Star Award remain eligible to be named ADAMA Young Agronomist of the Year or runner-up for the main award. In the event that occurs, the Top 3 finalist position reserved for the Rising Star winner will be awarded to the next placed finalist for Agronomist of the Year.
Nominations for ADAMA Young Agronomist of the Year 2017 are now open, and will close on 31 December 2017. Winners will be announced early in 2018.
To nominate or for award information, visit adama.com.
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(This article appeared originally in Rural Business Magazine)