7-8th May 2014
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton
The DairyNZ Farmers' Forum was back in the Waikato. This year the focus was on being competitive and responsible in a changing world, with insights from some of New Zealand's leading business and industry leaders.
Day one focused on future challenges and opportunities, while day two brought it back to the farm, focusing on areas of opportunity for your farm’s future. Attendees could also select from 12 workshops.
Attendance was free to levy paying farmers and their staff.
- Fonterra chairman, John Wilson
- Minister for Economic Development, Steven Joyce
- ANZ chief economist, Cameron Bagrie
- McDonald’s Corporation’s Lisa Isaacs
- Reserve Bank governor, Graeme Wheeler
- Focus Farmers from Northland, Hauraki Plains and Bay of Plenty
- DairyNZ senior leaders & subject specialists.
- Automatic milking - Is it an option for your farm? (Sarah Dirks and Jenny Jago - DairyNZ)
- The Significance of Dairy to the New Zealand economy (Graeme Wheeler - BNZ)
- Employment - Knowing your stuff (George Mason - MBIE, Ciaran Tully - Federated Farmers, Richard Kyte - DairyNZ)
- Spotlight on Focus Farms (DairyNZ)
- Fonterra Global Picture (John Wilson - Fonterra)
- Growing great farm teams (Kevin Bryant - Primary ITO, Cam Camilleri - DairyNZ)
- InSynC: Lean Thinking principles (Caroline Fellows and Niranjala Gamlath - Synlait Farms)
- High Input System Success (Wade Bell - DairyNZ and Ian Williams - Pioneer)
- McDonalds Consumer Trends (Lisa Isaacs - McDonalds Australia & New Zealand)
- Product Integrity - Will it Shape our Future? (Ian Palliser - Fonterra)
- Sustainable Milk Plans - Your environmental 'To Do' list (Adrian Brocksopp - DairyNZ)
- The People Pipeline building capability on and off farm (Mark Paine - DairyNZ, George Mason - Workplace Inspectorate / MBIE, Kevin Bryant - Primary ITO)
- Competing with the US (David McCall - DairyNZ)
- New Science Delivered (Bruce Thorrold - DairyNZ)