Farmers Forum is a valuable opportunity to hear the latest insights and opinions into current global trends from some of the sector’s influential leaders and commentators, including Hon. Damien O’Connor, Hon. James Shaw, Mike King and many more.
The forum will explore how collectively, we’re going to achieve the new dairy sector strategic vision “Dairy Tomorrow”, launched in November last year. It will also look at what is driving global changes and how they will shape the future of milk production – from our farms to markets here and overseas.
DairyNZ Farmers' Forum programme
Day One: What is driving change in the global markets, the changing political environment, the implications for New Zealand dairying and how we can adapt. We’ll hear a range of perspectives including economics experts, government and policy specialists, farmers and sector leaders.
Day Two: The focus shifts to the farm, looking at new technologies and techniques to help farmers respond to the challenges and opportunities highlighted on Day One, along with tips, tools and advice for boosting farm businesses. This is a good opportunity to find out more about some of the new research in the pipeline and other projects funded by the levy and discuss directly with the researchers and project leaders.
Economist Cameron Bagrie presents Factors affecting the future of dairying – insights from an economist.
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon presents Leadership and sustainability.
Minister for Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor presents Future of dairy farming from government perspective – priorities for food production.
Minister for Climate Change Hon James Shaw presents Climate change and greenhouse gases – opportunities and challenges for dairy.
Author and science communicator Julian Cribb presents The future of food.
Mental health campaigner Mike King.
The forum is free to levy-paying dairy farmers and their staff. For all others, registration for both days is $175, or $100 for one day.
Morning and afternoon teas, lunches and the networking function at the end of the first day are provided.
We are excited to announce that on-site camping is available at Mystery Creek for Farmers Forum. Self-contained campervans and caravans are able to be parked up the night before and each day following the Forum! Find out more about on-site camping.
Accommodation options nearby include: