NSW Dairy Farmer Wins Inaugural Bob Hawke Landcare Award

AUSTRALIA - Lynne Strong, a dairy farmer from Jamberoo, NSW, was last night announced as the winner of the inaugural Bob Hawke Landcare Award, at a gala awards dinner held as part of the 2012 National Landcare Conference in Sydney.
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Former Prime Minister and Landcare advocate, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC, alongside Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig, presented the award to Ms Strong.

Michelle Lauder, Assistant Secretary, Landcare branch, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry said Ms Strong was a deserving recipient for the award.

“Lynne Strong has been recognised for individual excellence in sustainable agriculture, and her commitment to the Landcare ethic,” Ms Lauder said.

The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to caring for the land and to sharing their knowledge to benefit others.

Ms Strong said that she was very pleased to have received such a significant award in recognition of her efforts.

“I am humbled and honoured to have been announced the inaugural Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner this evening,” said Ms Strong.

“To me, this award celebrates our farms successful partnership between our cows, our landscape and all the phenomenal people on our team.”

Ms Strong will receive a prize of up to A$50 000 to further develop her knowledge and skills in sustainable land management.

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