Do you know someone who is helping to improve soil health in Australia? Perhaps it is you!
The new General Jeffery Soil Health Award recognises the efforts of the people who are caring for our land and honours the exceptional work of Australia’s first National Soils Advocate, the late Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), who passed away late last year.
“General Jeffery worked tirelessly to advocate for improvements in its condition and in particular to raise awareness of the importance of soils and soil health,” said the Honourable Penny Wensley AC, Australia’s current National Soils Advocate.
“He will long be remembered for his leadership and for the wonderful legacy that he has left as Australia’s first National Soils Advocate,” Penny said.
The award is open to any individual farmer, land manager, extension specialist or educator who is making an exceptional contribution to soil health in Australia.
The winner will be sponsored to attend the National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner in person, where they will receive a trophy and a cash prize of $20,000.
The award is supported by the Office of the National Soils Advocate within the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Apply now! Nominations close on 31 March 2021: www.generaljefferyaward.com.au