FISH CREEK farmer and co-founder of the Prom Coast Food Collective Amelia Bright has taken home a prestigious 2018 Emerging Leaders of Victorian Agriculture Award, the agriculture industry’s equivalent to a Brownlow medal.
Ms Bright was recognised by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) as an “industry leader” in front of a crowd of 300 people at a gala dinner in Melbourne last week.
The mother of two was commended by RASV CEO Paul Guerra for demonstrating leadership qualities over the past five years, during which she and husband Dan Bright have built a successful business growing high quality, ethically produced, pasture raised pork.
Ms Bright’s work with Sally Ruljancich on the Prom Coast Food Collective, “championing regional vitality, small farm viability and bringing the best of local produce to local families” was also applauded.
The Emerging Leaders of Victorian Agriculture Award aims to encourage and celebrate the next generation of industry leaders.
Ms Bright was one of only two recipients this year. The second recipient was Dr Jo Newton, a research scientist with Agriculture Victoria and an advocate for youth in agriculture.