Nominations open for the 2016 David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award
Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being sought for the 2016 David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award.
The award recognises the enduring legacy and contribution of David Roget to sustainable agriculture, particularly within the Mallee region. David was a principal research scientist with CSIRO at the Waite campus, Adelaide, before he retired in 2005 and will be remembered for taking research out of the laboratory and into the paddock. He was instrumental in developing and promoting the concept of farming systems research by bringing together multiple disciplines and grower input, particularly through the Mallee Sustainable Farming Project.
MSF Chairman, Ian Hastings, stated “the David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award was established to celebrate the legacy of David Roget and to recognise the ongoing contribution of the recipients to Mallee farming systems”. Mr. Hastings also said that “the award recipient will be highly regarded within their industry and a strong promoter of sustainable farming systems for tomorrow as well as today”.
The award recipient will receive the David Roget Award Perpetual Trophy and a cash prize of $1,000, presented at the annual MSF Mallee Research Updates in February 2016. Nominations are welcome for businesses, individuals or groups involved with sustainable dryland agriculture within the MSF Region who are not current or immediate past members of the MSF Board.
Applications must be received no later than 5.00pm Friday 29th January 2016 and forms are available for download from http://msfp.org.au/about-msf/about-us/the-david-roget-mallee-sustainable-farming-excellence-award/
Photo: 2015 recipient, Michael Moodie of Moodie Agronomy (centre) with David Roget’s family (left) and Ian Hastings, MSF Chairman (right).