Walkamin growers, Rob and Krista Watkins (Natural Evolution), were awarded the prestigious Peter Kenny Medal in November.
The Medal, which includes a prize of $3000, is awarded annually to an individual or organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to Queensland’s agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector in terms of innovation leading to profitability and sustainability.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner, paid tribute to both the Watkins and Emerging Leader Award winner Jesse Moody.
“I congratulate Rob and Krista Watkins and Jesse Moody who beat a strong field of nominees to claim these awards which identify and support leaders and innovators in the agriculture sector,” he said.
Natural Evolution produces a range of products including green banana flour and gold sweet potato flour.