Bob Hawke Landcare Award 2020 nominations open

Open until 31 August 2020
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The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recognises an individual involved in championing Landcare and who inspires others to take action on their own property or through a Landcare group. It acknowledges a person’s leadership and commitment to Landcare, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.

Charlie Arnott was awarded the Bob Hawke Landcare Award in 2018. A biodynamic farmer and grazier, Charlie practices regenerative farming, organic, biodynamic and holistic grazing principles on his 5000 acre mixed farming property, Hanaminno, at Boorowa, NSW. 

Charlie speaks to Barbie about his farming methods and the changes he has made to his agricultural practice.

Charlie has been an active Landcarer since the inception of the Landcare movement in 1989, with previous roles in all levels of Landcare, from district groups to the Sustainable Farming ambassador for Landcare Australia.

He is passionate about growing clean healthy meat, which he sells direct to customers and butchers under his brand Charlie Arnott Natural Grass Fed Meat.

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award prize has helped Charlie create a podcast series called The Regenerative Agriculture Journey, available on a variety of platforms including

The award nomination is open to an individual who champions the uptake of sustainable agricultural practices and can demonstrate the adoption of improved practices among landholders as a consequence of this action

The recipient will receive a prize package of $50,000 for further development of their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management to enable an even stronger contribution to Landcare.

Picture: Country Style Magazine