AwardsThe APEN Award for Excellence in Extension is open to APEN members, either individuals or groups, who have demonstrated excellence in extension through a work program completed within the last five years.
Awards are presented in the Open or Experienced and Young Professional (under 35 years of age) categories. In 2009 the Young professional award was renamed the Amabel Fulton Award for Excellence in Extension for a Young Professional in memory of the late Amabel Fulton who was a major contributor to APEN and the development of extension in Australia.
Sponsorship of the Awards has been provided by:
- Grains Research and Development Corporation - 2003
- Dairy Australia - 2006
- Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation – 2007
- Dairy Australia - 2015
The award includes a plaque, travel (within Australia) to the APEN conference, registration, accommodation and the opportunity to give a presentation about the extension work for which the prize has been awarded. (Individual or one person from within a group.) The award is not transferable.
|For his contribution to extension and in mentoring extension professionals through his work with DairyNZ.
For his contribution to extension design, delivery and governance in the fields of livestock production, cropping and Natural Resource Management.
|Robbie Commens||For his contribution to extension through his work in the Australian Macadamia industry.
|2013||Open||Pauline Brightling &
The People in Dairy Core Group Team
|For their contribution to extension through Dairy Australia's
The People in Dairy Program.
|Erin Sinclair||For her effective extension with New Zealand's dairy farmers.|
||Open||David Hickey||DEEDI CQ Beef Project|
||Kate Sargeant||EverGraze and Feedbased Projects|
||Neil Guise and SLIS Team,
Nancye Gannaway, Yolandee Jones
and Heidi Blackburn
|For their contribution to extension through the Small Landholder Information Service
||For her contribution to extension as a
consultant to the BCG, Meat and Livestock
Australia, Grain and Graze Program and
||Contribution to dairy extension
across Australia and New Zealand
|Young professional||Fiona Best
||For her work as Extension Coordinator
for the Birchip Cropping Group Inc (BCG)
||Open||Neale Price||Contribution in the roll out of
MLA & VicDPI EDGENetwork
and to Extension
|Young professional||Laura Schibrowski
||The Effectiveness of the MIA
EnviroWise Approach to
Community Engagement Project
||Profitable Pastures Project|
and Cheryl Phillips
|Women in Dairy project|
|2000||Young professional||Kathryn Egerton- Warburton
||Woolpro and Bestprac, the
application of Continuous
Improvement and Innovation
||Producer network of the
Conditions of the award
The winner will be required to give a presentation of their work at the APEN Forum or Conference, and to take part in publicity associated with their success.
Nominations will be called six months prior to an APEN Conference or APEN International Conference and will be due in four months prior to the event. Members will be notified through ExtensionNet or APEN’s eBulletin.
Nominations can be received direct from the nominee(s), or from other persons or organisations on behalf of the nominee(s).
Nominations should include a summary of the work addressing the selection criteria, a copy of any written material or reports produced, and the names of two independent referees able to comment upon the work. An electronic version as well as four hard copies would be preferred.
- The use or development of extension principles in the work.
- Evidence of the effectiveness and efficiency of the work.
- The applicability of the work in the broader practice of extension.
Nominations to be sent to:
APEN SecretariatPO Box 1239WODONGA VIC 3689AUSTRALIAPh 61 (0)2 6024 5349