David contributed more than 30 years of service to agricultural research, initially in the field of soil borne plant pathology and later on biological disease suppression and farming systems research. David’s work highlighted that the use of current technologies in intensive cereal production provided the most economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable farming system in the Mallee’s low-rainfall environment. David’s passion, enthusiasm and research had a profound impact on reducing soil erosion and delivering increased profitability. David was instrumental in setting up Mallee Sustainable Farming in 1997.
The Award will be presented to an individual, business or group who has made a significant contribution to dryland farming production systems in the Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc. (MSF) region.
The recipient will be highly regarded within their industry and will be able to clearly demonstrate that they are promoting sustainable farming systems for tomorrow as well as today.
The Award will showcase the high calibre of individuals, businesses and groups operating in the Mallee. The winner will receive the David Roget Award Perpetual Trophy and a cash prize of $1,000.
The Award welcomes applicants that either self-nominate or nominations made by third parties on behalf of applicants.
The Selection Process
The MSF Board will select the recipient of this Award on an annual basis with the Award being presented at the MSF Mallee Research Update (MRU) closest to the recipient. MRU’s cover the latest in Mallee research, development, and extension and as such are a fitting event to host this award presentation.
Be a business, individual or group involved with sustainable dryland agriculture within the MSF Region. Not be a current or immediate past member of the MSF Board.
Applications will be judged on:
Contribution to improving the environmental, economic and social sustainability of dryland farming production systems in the MSF region.
Demonstration of any impact broader than the initial target of the activity or initiative