Food & Agribusiness Excellence Award

Food & Agribusiness Excellence Award

This award will recognise outstanding achievements by a food and agribusiness business engaged in substantially earning its revenue from agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to, farming, processing and manufacturing and/or distribution of agricultural products.

Eligible businesses:

  • Regionally Grown produce (supply, sales, value adding)
  • Beverage Producers
  • Confectionery / Bakery Producers
  • Dairy Producers
  • Livestock Producers
  • Seafood / Aquaculture Producers
  • Wholesale food suppliers
  • Craft brewers
  • Food Manufacturing


Bask & Co

Operating since 2016, we produce small batch Granola Clusters which are handcrafted locally and supplied to stores and cafes all around Queensland. We also attend farmers markets around Brisbane. Our granola clusters are gluten free, vegan friendly & contain no refined sugar - most importantly, they are delicious!

Little White Goat Cheese

I have been milking my goats and making cheese for 15 years. I supply high end restaurants, IGAs, cafes and Cheese businesses in Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.


We are a unique small fusion family farm growing strawberries, herbs and Native fingerlimes. Recently the opening of weekend tours, panda’s playtime and farmgate sales have enabled us diversify as an Ag tourism business welcoming visitors from Brisbane.

My Berries

My Berries processes, freezes and packs Moreton Bay grown soft fruits in Caboolture for retail sale around Australia, internationally and for manufacturing businesses that adhere to a strong ‘Australian first’ sourcing policy. Our roots are deeply entrenched in providing a safe, sustainable alternative to imported frozen fruits.

Pinata Farms Pty Ltd

Piñata Farms is a proud Queensland farming business with origins dating back to the 1960s in the state's south-east. Founded by pineapple farmer Geoff Scurr at Wamuran, Piñata Farms is now operated by his sons Gavin and Stephen Scurr. Piñata Farms is the largest pineapple producer in Australia, one of the largest strawberry producers and holds the breeding rights to grow specialty Honey Gold mangoes, produced in every mainland state except South Australia.

Review full list of finalists here.


Georgina Davis
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Farmers' Federation

Craig O'Kane
Chief Operating Officer, Everledger

Zane Nicholls
Senior Agribusiness Development Officer, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Jacqueline Steel
Director Regional Engagement, Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Mark Gustowski
Managing Director, Mandalay VC

Review judge profiles here.