EMERALD'S Jamie Iker has been recognised for his contribution and commitment to the cotton industry after being nominated for the Chris Lehmann Trust Young Achiever of the Year Award.
The winner will be announced on August 16 as part of the Australian Cotton Conference held on the Gold Coast.
Cotton Australia chief executive Adam Kay said the award promoted the development of young people in Australian agriculture.
"The dedication and hard work of these young achievers is vital to the sustainability and future development of the cotton industry in Australia," he said.
Mr Iker is part-owner and co-founder of Spackman Iker Ag Consulting.
The other finalists include Andrew O'Connor, manager of "Strathguyle" Farms in Mungindi, New South Wales; and Rod Smith, of Boggabri, NSW, who is the regional manager at Prime Ag.
Mr Smith has also won two Upper Namoi Cotton Grower of the Year Awards for his irrigated crops.
The recipient of the award will receive a $5000 bursary (sponsored by Bayer) on behalf of the Chris Lehmann Trust, which is to be used to further develop new skills and expertise in a subject nominated by the recipient so he/she can continue to contribute positively to the industry through their professional development.