Attend a field day to celebrate Grant and Sally Charteris winning the 2021 Deer Industry's Elworthy Environmental Award, and the SP Corporation & Dr Gyong Jai Lee Award.
Forest Road Farm in Tikokino, Hawkes Bay, is a red deer stud and velvet farm on rolling to steep hill country.
Starting at 10:00am, the field day will include a farm tour showcasing environmental risk management and mitigation practices, and biodiversity enhancement that complement a sustainable and profitable business with deer as the core focus. The tour will finish with an awards ceremony and a BBQ lunch at 1:30pm with venison generously provided by Silver Fern Farms and Firstlight Foods.
Please register your interest in attending. Registration is essential to ensure that on-farm transport (side by sides or quad bikes) and catering can be provided.
Please note we are unable to take any more registrations for spare seats. You are welcome to attend if you can source your own quad/side-by-side.
10:00am - Meet at the sales shed (902 Gwavas Road, Waipawa).
Morning tea, welcome, introductions, health and safety
10:20am - Farm tour
1:00pm - Tree planting ceremony
1:15pm - Environmental award presentations
1:30pm - BBQ lunch
The Elworthy Environmental Award is the industry's premier environmental award, while the SP Corporation & Dr Gyong Jai Lee Award recognises leading, environmentally sustainable velvet farming.