CRV Managing Director James Smallwood was honoured to be part of the National Sustainability Showcase at Te Papa in Wellington – this time as an industry partner, not an entrant!
The event is part of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards and is run by the New Zealand Environment Trust (NZET), of which CRV is proud to be a strategic partner. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate good farm practices that promote sustainable land management.
As a past entrant in the Awards, James understands what is involved and was impressed by presentations during the evening from each of the Awards’ Regional Supreme Winners.
“As an industry leader, CRV has an important role to play in recognising farmers who are making a difference and giving them a voice to influence future generations,” he says. “The 2021 regional winners have without a doubt demonstrated exceptional leadership and have done our industry proud. My sincere congratulations to them all.”
James says CRV’s partnership with NZET is a natural fit.
“Our relationship with the Trust makes sense as we are both driven to support farmers who are striving for business and environmental excellence on farm.
“More and more, our industry is finding itself in unchartered territory around its ‘licence to farm’. For some time, CRV has been working with farmers and our industry partners to create solutions that protect and enhance the environment of which we are stewards.
“Our job is to help New Zealand farmers breed an animal that stays in the herd, is productive, healthy, and continually improves its environmental footprint.”