Nominations for the 2022 General Jeffery Soil Health Award opened on World Soil Day, 5 December 2021.
Now in its second year, the award recognises the work of people who care about soil health and who are educating or inspiring others to do likewise.
Individual farmers, land managers, extension specialists or educators may be nominated for activities including undertaking and promoting good management practice, raising awareness about the importance of maintaining and improving soil health, and/or educating others about soils.
The Award honours and perpetuates the memory of Australia’s first National Soils Advocate, the late Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), who died in December 2020.
Nominations close Sunday 17 April, 2022. Finalists will be announced in June with the Award winner announced at the 2022 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney on Wednesday, 24 August 2022.
The Award winner will receive a trophy and a $20,000 cash prize to continue their work.
The General Jeffrey Soil Health Award was established in 2020 by the Office of the National Soils Advocate within the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.