Malcolm Holm and Jenny Wheeler and Jo and Don Hearn have been named as finalists in the Weekly Times 2013 Farmer of the Year Awards.February 26, 2014 4:58am
Two local farming families have been named as finalists in the Weekly Times 2013 Farmer of the Year Awards.
Malcolm Holm and Jenny Wheeler, dairy farmers from the Blighty area, are one of three finalists for the Dairy Farmer of the Year Award.
Mr Holm and Ms Wheeler are up against Mark and Lynne Peterson from Nathalia and Mark and Narelle McDonald from Tallangatta South.
Jo and Don Hearn of Restdown Wines at Caldwell are finalists in the Farm Magazine Outstanding Farmer of the Year Category.
Restdown Wines was established by the Hearns in 1993 and is a 450-hectare farming property encompasses an underground carbon neutral winery, environmentally sustainable vineyard, a wetland walking trail, and a Hereford beef herd.
They are up against George and Jan Bobin and Susie Young of B&B Basil, Bendigo East and Burke and Bronwyn Brandon of Prom Country Cheese, Moyarra.
Winners of the awards will be announced in a 32-page magazine in the Weekly Times tomorrow.
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