8 Mar 2013

Farm environment awards

1:00 pm on 8 March 2013

Smedley Station and Cadet Training Farm in Hawke's Bay has won the top title and collected several other prizes in this year's East Coast Ballance farm environment awards.

The 5000 hectare sheep, beef and deer farm near Tikokino, managed by Terry and Judy Walters, runs two year training courses for 22 cadets.

Smedley Station was bequeathed to the Crown in 1919 by Josiah Howard who wanted the farm to be used for agricultural training.