Background:  This award is sponsored by AGMARDT.

Purpose: To recognise and reward achievement and excellence in knowledge and technology transfer in agriculture and horticulture.

Value: $3,450 (incl GST) paid by direct credit, framed certificate and complimentary membership of NZIAHS for one year.

Eligibility: Individual or teams of agricultural professionals who are members of the NZIAHS or eligible for NZIAHS membership or eligible for this award.

Procedure: All nominations must be made on the NZIAHS nomination form. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae and any other supporting material that highlights the nominee’s contribution to agricultural or horticultural science. A brief 100-word citation suitable for publicising their contribution should also be submitted.

Selection: Applicants will be considered against the following criteria:-

  • Social, economic, scientific or environmental impacts on the farming, agribusiness or food industries.
  • Innovation in two-way communication and dissemination of information between researchers or consultants and clients.
  • Achievement in communications and effective use of science, knowledge and technology transfer in agriculture and horticulture.

Applications are first reviewed by the Awards Committee and then further reviewed by Council.

Recipients of the AGMARDT Knowledge & Technology Transfer Award

2020 Brent Barrett and the AgResearch Pastoral Genomics Research Team

2019  Dr Philip Elmer