A big shoutout to our own Bob Shepherd (Secretary and Director of the ARS) for his recent achievement in winning the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award at the 2017 Queensland Landcare Awards.

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, said the awards reflected the outstanding agricultural and environmental improvements dedicated individuals were making for Queensland and ultimately, Australia.

“One of the key challenges that faces our nation is how to continue to ensure productivity at the farmgate while also delivering better environmental outcomes—this is about being sustainable,” Minister Hartsuyker said.  “Landcarers stand on the frontline of that work, delivering real outcomes that have a genuine impact not only on the health of our land, but on the prospects of the nation.

More information about the Awards can be found at here