Final registrations are being taken this week for the Farmers’ Forum, which is hosting a line-up of leading speakers, including Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English and Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings.
The two-day forum aims to inform farmers on what is driving the current climate and how to manage through it.
The DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum at Hamilton’s Mystery Creek Events Centre is expected to attract over 700 farmers.
On day one, farmers will hear from business experts:
- Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English:
the government’s view on the future of dairying in New Zealand
- Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings:
what our dairy industry needs to excel at to succeed
- Rabobank International head of food and agribusiness research and advisory Tim Hunt:
what is happening in global markets and what that means for NZ dairy farmers
- New Zealand special agricultural trade envoy Mike Peterson:
trade and opportunities for dairy in a fast moving and changing environment.
On day two, speakers will focus on achieving efficiency from the farm business:
- Zespri International chief operating officer Simon Limmer and kiwifruit grower Ian Greaves:
Zespri bouncing back – a case study of adapting to adversity and key learnings
- DairyNZ GM research and development David McCall:
adapting now: pasture first
- Entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds:
innovating in your business.
The DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum is free to levy paying dairy farmers and their staff.
To view the full programme or register, click here.
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