DairyNZ Farmers' Forum 2019 - Rotorua

Future perspectives... local and global impact

Farmers' Forum

Farmers' Forum 2019 - Rotorua

Friday, 24 May 2019

Be part of what the future holds for New Zealand’s dairy sector.

  • Hear inspiring speakers.
  • Get snapshots of the latest dairy science.
  • Take practical hands-on workshops.
  • Catch up with some mates.

FREE for levy-paying farmers and their staff.

Win a $100 prezzy card! Simply register by 10 May 2019 to go in the draw.

Register now

Guest speakers

  • Dr Matt Glenn, Chief Executive Officer, Robotics Plus Limited (RPL) - Developing robotic and automation solutions for the global agri and horticultural industries. Matt has a PhD in molecular biology.
  • Mike Petersen, NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy - Where the world is heading and what this means for the sector.
  • Graeme Doole, Principal Economist, DairyNZ - Domestic opportunities; factors affecting the future of dairying specifically BOP, insights from an economist.


Select two from four workshops.

  • Our People our Future - Future farm systems that are more people friendly.
  • Feeding for Profit - Are you making money from milk or milk from money? This workshop discusses the success factors for profitable feed usage.
  • Resilient Businesses have More Options - Capital gain can no longer be relied upon for future wealth creation. Look at what is being achieved by top performers in our region.
  • Dairying in a Better Landscape - Gain a deeper understanding of the connection between various Regional Council expectations and robust science, and how this helps drive farmer behaviour change to farm within limits.

Science Snapshots

  • HME Ryegrass - Progress Towards Proof of Concept.
  • Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching - Nitrogen - Against the Odds – High production with low environmental footprint.
  • Fertility Herd and Breeding Worth - Finding new traits to improve cow genetic merit for fertility.
  • Tightening up our Belch - How we'll reduce our methane emissions.
  • Plantain - Cool Herbs, not Spices: Plantain-based pastures for production and environmental benefits.
Event Details

Farmers' Forum 2019

Future perspectives... local and global impact. Farmers’ Forum 2019 is coming to your region.

Media interested in attending

Contact Ali Tocker, Senior Communications and Media Advisor, Ali.Tocker@dairynz.co.nz, 027 211 2159

Sharon Morrell

Key contact

Sharon Morrell, Head of Upper North Island, 0274 922 907, Sharon.Morrell@dairynz.co.nz