Mt Somers farmers Mike and Nicky Salvesen, of Wakare, and Richard and Chrissie Wright, of Tamara Farm have won awards at the Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Mike and Nicky Salvensen won the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award and the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Farm Award. The Ballance Farm Environment Awards champion sustainable farming and growing through their awards programme which sees one Regional Supreme Winner selected from each of the 11 regions involved. Numerous improvements have been made to the property in terms of both production and protecting the environment including a significant tree-planting programme. All activities were guided by an acute awareness of how it could affect the local and wider environment.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 23, 2020 06:11 UTC