About NZ Farm Environment Trust
The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust promotes sustainability through championing good farming practice. We are an independent charity supported by a range of progressive agribusinesses and local government.
The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust facilitates the Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The awards programme is designed to provide participants with feedback to support them on their sustainability journey.
The Ballance Farm Environment Awards ceremonies and Field Day events offer a unique, pan-sector forum for networking, ideas and information sharing among farmers and growers, agribusiness professionals and the wider community. Leading by example, our Alumni of past Supreme Award winners are a rich resource who have shown excellence in environmental farm management and enhancement.
As farmers and growers seek to nurture and enhance their environment for future generations, the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust will continue to provide leadership in promoting, educating and celebrating this country’s best.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
We are passionate about New Zealand agriculture and horticulture and celebrate what New Zealand farmers and growers are achieving. The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust and Ballance Farm Environment Awards are built on the dedication of our nationwide army of volunteers who support our drive towards positive change in environmental practices.
New Zealand’s food and fibre producers are recognised as global leaders in their stewardship of land and water in a changing world.
To champion farming and growing practices that protect and enhance the environment for all.
The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust values its independence and integrity. As an independent body we act as a conduit between farmers, growers and the wider community.