Around 700 people attended events in Northland, Waikato, Southland, Taranaki and Canterbury which included economist Cameron Bagrie, and celebrity chef Nadia Lim as guest speakers.
Scientists also presented local research ranging from information on reducing milking frequency, to autumn calving, and options for reducing N leaching and greenhouse gas emissions.
Farmers Forum 2020 virtual event
Did you miss out on one of DairyNZ’s recent Farmers’ Forums? View a condensed version delivered by Dr Tim Mackle (DairyNZ Chief Executive), Dr Bruce Thorrold (DairyNZ Strategy and Investment Leader, New Systems and Competitiveness) and Lee Cowan (DairyNZ Senior Communications and Engagement Manager) below.
Farmers' Forum 2020 presentations
We’ve summarised some of the information from the regional events below:
- Telling our story and engaging with our communities (Lee Cowan, DairyNZ)
- Policy and advocacy uncovered - where are things at and what can you do? (David Burger, DairyNZ)
- Northland Dairy Development Trust
- Supplement use in a variable climate
- Northland Summer Dry Farmer Panel (pdf)
- Northland Summer Dry Farmer Panel (YouTube)
- Pasture Growth Response in Northland to Nitrogen, Sulphur and Potassium (Chris Boom, NDDT Science Manager)
- Farming in the future – have we got N leaching and greenhouse gas emissions covered? (Ina Pinxterhuis and Elena Minnée, DairyNZ)
- Step Changes in a Farm System – Practical Steps to Reduce Footprint (Garry and Marie-Jose Reymer, Cambridge)
- Transitioning to autumn-calving: implications of the transition period (Debbie McCallum and Linda Cruickshank, Dairy Trust Taranaki, Jake Jarman, DairyNZ)
- Taking action: practical steps to reduce footprint (Damian and Jane Roper)
- Milking options to increase flexibility and reduce hours of work (Paul Edwards, DairyNZ)
- Practical Steps to Reduce our Footprint (Mick and Kristen O’Conner)