Massey Agriculture Awards Dinner 2016 

Celebrating Excellence in Agricultural Education - Friday 14th October 

The Ag Dinner is an annual tradition for Massey agriculture students, with awards presented to top-achievers for the year.

The evening gives the agriculture industry a chance to meet the finest young agriculture graduates today. It also means that Massey agriculture students can meet their potential future employers. Massey staff, students and interested industry are warmly invited to attend.

Student Tickets Available Here!>

Staff & Guest Tickets Available Here

MAG 16 Emma and Chris

Event details

  • Friday 14 October 2016

  • 6.00pm for pre-dinner drinks, 6.30pm dinner

  • Venue: Sport and Rugby Institute, Albany Drive, Massey Manawatu Campus
  • Dress code: smart (shirt and tie for men)

MAG 16 Lee Matheson

Guest speaker - Lee Matheson

Perrin Ag Consultants, Rotorua

Lee graduated from Massey University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Applied Science, First Class Honors, and after spending 6 years as a senior FX and derivatives trader for the investment banking arm of New Zealand’s largest trading bank, he joined Perrin Ag Consultants, where he is now a shareholder and Managing Director

MAG 16 Students


Student ticket - $40

Staff ticket - $60

General ticket - $60


Young Farmers Club Sally Hobson Award

For service to the Young Farmers Club.

Agriculture, Horticulture and Equine Practicum Awards

For the students producing the best report for119.150 Practicum I and 119.250 Practicum II.

Massey Equine Student of the Year Prize

To the most proficient student within the Equine major of the Bachelor of AgriScience degree.

Massey University Award for Excellence in Horticulture 

For the student who has achieved the best overall performance in their production horticultural programme at Massey University.

NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science Leading Student 

For overall excellence in agricultural or horticultural science.

William Gerrish Memorial Award 

For outstanding performance in Farm Management.

Academic Prizes

For students with the highest grade point average in Semester 1 for each year

Massey Agriculture Student of the Year  

For the student judged to have made the largest contribution to the well-being and reputation of their fellow agricultural students.


Without our sponsors, this event would not be possible. We are always delighted that industry representatives take the opportunity to engage and interact with our staff and students. Their support is invaluable, and many sponsors return each year, demonstrating the success of the event.

The Massey Agriculture Awards Dinner is still open for sponsorship for 2016.

2015 winners

MAG 16 Luke Posthuma and Zespri JAnsell

Luke Posthuma and Dr Juliet Ansell Zespri - 3rd Year Academic Prize

MAG 16 Leander and PKemp

Professor Peter Kemp, Head of the School of Agriculture and Environment with Agriculture Student of the Year 2015 - Leander Archer 

MAG 16 Fraser Dymond

Fraser Dymond, Winner of the 2015 William Gerrish Award with Professor Nicola Shadbolt 

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