Announcing 2019 registrations for the Future Focus programme are now open thanks to Red Meat NZ. Future Focus brings sheep and beef farming partners together to achieve their goals and aspirations - using a team approach to business planning. Register for 2019 now at www.awdt.org.nz/futurefocus/ Dave and Rebekah Kelly share how having a well-planned business strategy has worked for them. ... See MoreSee Less
This week we celebrated the most recent #CriticalFarmingPartners to graduate from Understanding Your Farming Business (UYFB) in Mangaweka, Feilding & Tokomaru. Thank you to the guest speakers Fi Dalgety, Rachel McKelvie & ANZ New Zealand for the knowledge and inspiration, and programme funder Red Meat NZ. Register for 2019 at www.awdt.org.nz/programmes/... See MoreSee Less
#EscalatorAlumni Julia Jones - great choice of inspiration and information for New Zealand Young Farmers #CreatingPositiveChangeSPEAKER: Driven by the desire to inspire a new generation of food producers, Julia Jones from KPMG NZ Farming Business is the first of our key-note speakers you will hear from at NZYF Conference Week.
Julia is part of the KPMG Agri-Food team who research and understand the changing global face of Agri-Food. Providing insight and connection to allow you and the Agri-Food industry to find long term sustainable business solutions. Don't miss out!
Lindy Nelson talks with Jamie McKay of The Country about the planned AWDT leadership succession and moving from the helm of the Trust to lookout at the front of the boat (think Kate Winslet says Jamie!). Plus more about talking with the Scottish Government about what we've been able to achieve with our strategic partners in NZ - that is leave no one behind by developing programmes right the way through the pipeline from on-farm up to our leadership roles so that the whole sector lifts. Listen from about the 11-minute mark. ... See MoreSee Less
Love these words (supported by her own actions) of #EscalatorAlumni and Federated Farmers Arable Chair Karen Williams - "The role of farmers needs to be taken seriously on a global scale, not as subsistence farmers eking out a meagre living but as entrepreneurs, employers, stewards of the land, community leaders and feeders of a burgeoning global population." Read about Karen's leadership on the world stage when she represented the World Farmers' Organisation (WFO) at the World Seed Partnership (WSP) Conference in Myanmar last month. #CreatingPositiveChange #SupportedGrowth #KeepingItReal ... See MoreSee Less