The Awards celebrate excellence, innovation & leadership across the whole supply chain. They recognise high achievement in, and valuable contribution to, Australia’s cotton industry - from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists, researchers and extension teams.

The 2016 Australian Cotton Industry Awards finalists in the AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year are:
•    Waterloo – Andrew and Clare Gill (Narromine, NSW)
•    Tiralee - Tim and Roger Commins (Whitton, NSW)
•    Grassdale – Matthew Waye (Dalby, Qld)
•    Bruan Park – Scott Morgan (Gunnedah, NSW)
•    Connamara – Ian and Marilyn Carter (Pine Ridge, NSW)
•    Breza Farming – Brett and Liza Crothers (Dalby, Qld)

Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, recognises the contribution made to the industry by each of the finalists.
“The 2016 finalists are outstanding. They’ve each made solid contributions to our industry in key areas such as on-farm best practice, research and development, innovation, leadership and industry advocacy” Mr Kay says.
“Each finalist should be proud of their achievements and I wish them all the best over the coming weeks while the process is concluded. Our judging panel has some hard calls to make.”
Cotton Industry Awards judges including Dee McCallum from AgriRisk will travel to each of the major cotton-growing regions of Australia in the coming weeks to meet and assess each of the candidates.

The Australian Cotton Industry Awards evening will be held on the Gold Coast on Thursday August 4th as part of the annual Australian Cotton Conference. More information is available at