Event details

People Challenges? Let's tackle them together


28 February 2024

Event Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event Type



Michelle Greaves

michelle.greaves@dairynz.co.nz 021 280 8405


Moutoa Hall, 204 Foxton Shannon Road, Foxton

Why Attend?

Dairy farms are experiencing critical staffing shortages which are impacting job satisfaction, well-being, business performance and rural communities. DairyNZ has dedicated a multi-functional team to work alongside regional farmer-led groups to design and build solutions that work for them and their community.

Some solutions farmers have suggested are job sharing, collective job ads, collective training or community development, including well-being support and community revitalisation. The solution a group lands on could be one of those or completely different because whatever they do will be designed to tackle their challenge.

Regional Workforce Farmer Groups are an exciting opportunity for dairy farmers who want to address staffing challenges in their area.

How do the groups work?

  • We work alongside the groups and provide support and expertise where needed. Support could be in the form of facilitators, subject experts, researchers, designers etc., depending on what the group's needs are.
  • We help a group figure out where to start and what to focus on and help design and test the solution

Why should I get involved?

  • Networking: Form a peer support network and connect with others
  • Share ideas: Learn from what other farmers have tried and share what works
  • Access knowledge and expertise: Get support in the form of facilitation, marketing and design, access to scientists or experts, problem solving, designing solutions or more
  • Tailored and regionalised solutions: Your shared challenge will drive the direction of the group and the solution will be tested and implemented by you

If you'd like to attend this group or are interested in future groups, please RSVP michelle.greaves@dairynz.co.nz or text/call 0212808405

Event last updated:

February 2024