24 Aug 2010

Business award goes to Southland farmer

1:59 pm on 24 August 2010

A Southland farmer has won an Australasian business management award.

Neil Gardyne, who farms near Gore, has been awarded the Rabobank Executive Development Programme Management Project title from 34 leading primary producers.

The programme is designed to further enhance the commercial management skills of Australasia's leading agricultural producers.

Mr Gardyne, other members of his family and two equity partners run Otama Homestead, which is more than 460 hectares of mixed farming with sheep, cattle, and cereal crops.

Mr Gardyne also runs a small business, Flashfert, selling coal ash as fertiliser.