Glen Innes Nutrien agent Jane Alt becomes a finalist in ALPA ACM Agency Award

TOP HONOUR: Nutrien's Jim Ritchie and Jane Alt, who is one of six finalists in the ALPA ACM Agency Award. Photo: supplied
TOP HONOUR: Nutrien's Jim Ritchie and Jane Alt, who is one of six finalists in the ALPA ACM Agency Award. Photo: supplied

Nutrien Glen Innes agent Jane Alt has been recognised among the best livestock and property agents in the country as one of six finalists up for a national award.

The local agent was last week named one of the six finalists for the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association (ALPA), Australian Community Media (ACM) Agency Award.

The annual ALPA ACM Agency Awards has been active since 2005 and provides an industry-wide recognition to an exceptional initiative or innovative marketing campaign.

Mrs Alt was named a finalist for the award in recognition of the whole Nutrien Glen Innes team's successful digital marketing strategy and online delivery of their livestock and real estate marketing campaigns.

Mrs Alt was at a loss for words when she found out she was nominated and successful in becoming a finalist.

"I'm thrilled to be one of the finalists, this was my first year being nominated," she said.

"It's nice to be recognised for what we've been trying to do to help our clients during the drought, bushfires and at the moment with COVID-19."

Mrs Alt recognises the importance of her teammates, livestock agent Brad Newsome and real estate agent Jim Ritchie.

"I work alongside two industry greats who guide and share their knowledge with me," she said.

The next stage for the Agency Award finalists is going to Orange to sit on a panel for judging in October.

"I'm excited to go down and experience it all and hopefully do some networking and meet others in the industry," Mrs Alt said.

The winner will be announced following the decision made by the directors board the following week.

As a memorial to rural journalist Mike Nixon, the winner takes home the prestigious Mike Nixon Shield. The winner also receives a Quadrant Agricultural Tours voucher courtesy of ACM.

ALPA chief executive Peter Baldwin said past winners of the prize have hailed from all states of Australia, which was a reflection of the high quality entries the competition attracts.

"The award is designed to acknowledge the achievements of an individual with less than 10 years' experience in the industry," he said.