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125th Anniversary Medal - Agribusiness
Lincoln has always prided itself on its industry contacts within its sector.  The recipients in this group have given generously of their time and expertise in the midst of very busy lives over a period of years to further students understanding of our land-based industries and related supply chains.  Some are farmers who have became industry leaders, others have followed their own professional career paths, some have fulfilled multiple roles - host, lecturer, tutor and mentor.   Some are alumni, and they are all being honored for their contributions to this University. 

The recipients are, 

John Acland
Mt Peel Station, an articulate, enthusiastic host and tutor of students over a wide range of topics - agriculture, marketing, conservation, forestry, entrepreneurship, commercial recreation, history and community development. Even while Chairman of Meat NZ John always made himself available for Lincoln commitments.

Alistair Betts
Pleasant Point, currently Chairman of AGMARDT and the National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies but originally involved with students when employed by the Dairy Board and more recently as a director of Zespri. He has been an effective presenter of the world of international agricultural marketing to a diverse range of students.

Angus Crawford
Five Star Beef, a foundation employee and now general manager of the feedlot. Gus has always been ready to accommodate multiple Lincoln field trips every year. He establishes an easy rapport with students and fields awkward questions with patience and aplomb.

Edwin Glass
Methven, in partnership with brother Derek was an early adopter of irrigated dairying in Canterbury, and as early as 1971 participated with students in scoping the economics of a l000 cow herd in Methven. In his leadership roles within the industry Eddie, a Nuffield Scholar, has always been a valued friend of the University.

Murray Halstead
Invercargill agribusiness professional, dedicated alumnus and non-stop promoter of Lincoln University. Key person in the fundraising for Southland Hall. Murray has been a key facilitator and challenging presenter for Lincoln tour groups.

Peter Hook
Gore, the doyen of farm consultants in Eastern Southland. Peter has been involved with Lincoln tours for decades in multiple roles -visit organiser, lecturer, host and billetor, and for a host of graduates their professional mentor.

Ivan Line
Invercargill farm consultant and farm visit organiser and lecturer for Lincoln tour groups. Always cooperative and prepared to go the extra mile - Sunday night seminars.

Jonathan Newson
Otautau, the initial and only farm consultant to the Western Southland Farm Improvement Club. For a quarter of a century John has organised and facilitated tour visits, presented evening seminars away from home and always challenged students to expand their horizons.

Brent Rawstron
Rossendale Wines, farmer, beef and wine exporter, restauranteur, and entrepreneur. As a post graduate student Brent challenged the conventional thinking of his classmates and he has continued to do that to students ever since. While he sees lack of time as his greatest business constraint he has never stinted in his commitment to sharing his knowledge and visions with students. Winner of the 1999 Foundation Farmer of the Year Award for Excellence in Innovation.

John Roadley
Winchmore, the dairy farmer who emigrated from the North Island to become a leader of industry mergers culminating in the formation of Fonterra. For many years a field trip host and then an outstanding lecture room presenter to multiple classes, regardless of the other calls on his time.

Peter Small
Te Pirita, the icon farm forester who has contributed to agroforestry teaching at Lincoln since it started in 1991. He has hosted field visits, lectured, helped students with practical project work and assisted with the development of curricula. From the mid 19605 onwards was farmer host of interdisciplinary field visits.

Alex Smith
Christchurch horticultural consultant, has been involved in many significant horticultural developments throughout the South Island. Clients benefit from his extensive technical and management knowledge which he has freely shared with Lincoln horticulture students, through guest lectures and individual student advice, for close to thirty years.