Aim of the Award

The AFIA Innovation Award is proudly sponsored by PROFILE. The Award was initiated in 2011 as a joint initiative of AFIA and Profile Hay and Silage Inoculants. It aims to encourage and recognise the importance of innovation for the future of AFIA members.
Your innovation can be an invention or an adaption of existing technology that provides a value added solution to an element of fodder conservation in Australia. This could include:

  • Mechanical devices
  • Software
  • Agronomic techniques
  • Education programs

The awards will be judged by a three member panel of prominent fodder industry technicians independent of AFIA and the judging criteria for 2013 is

  • Inventiveness/originality                    20 Points
  • Industry need                                   20 Points
  • Value or cost benefit                          20 Points
  • Scope for application in industry         10 Points
  • Contribution to the fodder industry      15 Points
  • Contribution to workplace safety         15 Points

Four finalists will be highlighted at the Australian National Fodder Conference (ANFC) to be held at the Novotel Resort, Palm Cove, QLD in August, 2013. The winner will be announced and presented with a perpetual trophy and cash prize at the Conference dinner.

Entries are now open for the 2013 AFIA Innovation award. Download the application form here or contact AFIA on 03 9530 2199 for more information