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Congratulations 2024 Pan Pac Farm Forester of the Year

Congratulations to Thomas Gordon of Clifton Station who won this year’s Pan Pac Farm Forester of the Year at Napier Port’s Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards on 4 April.

The Gordon family has been farming at Clifton Station since 1861. Today, Tom and his wife Lucia farm the 800ha station alongside their two children Frankie, 8, and Jasper, 7, and Tom’s parents, Angus and Dinah.

Sixth-generation Tom has continued his family’s philosophy of innovation and diversification with effective use of farm forestry to improve low production and high erosion areas. Tom has utilized poor-performing land by planting a variety of tree species, as well as soil conversion plantings on erodible slopes.

We look forward to visiting Clifton Station at the upcoming field day.