#EscalatorAlumni continue to step up to lead positive change. Congratulations Vanessa - a smart appointment for agriculture.IrrigationNZ is delighted to announce that Vanessa Winning has been appointed as the organisation’s new chief executive starting on Monday 19th October, based in its new Wellington HQ.
Vanessa is a strategic executive leader with over 20 years experience in the agriculture, banking and corporate sectors with excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills.
Vanessa was most recently General Manager Farm Performance at DairyNZ, where she led a large team across the country to help farmers improve their businesses and reduce environmental impacts. Prior to DairyNZ, Vanessa spent 18 years in banking; trade; product development; marketing and communications. Vanessa has a commerce degree in economics and management, and a postgraduate degree in marketing.
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congrats to you
Goals, people, sustainability, supporting local, mokopuna and connection.
For International Day of Rural Women, we’re celebrating the invaluable contribution women make as vital partners in the primary sector, our rural communities and society.
At AWDT, we know that while primary sector women often juggle a lot – families, careers, off-farm work, the farming businesses and more – it’s purpose and meaning that drives them.
In collaboration with our friends at Ravensdown, we spoke to several AWDT graduates about what being part of our sector means to them.
Thanks to our partners ANZ New Zealand AGMARDT Beef + Lamb New Zealand DairyNZ FMGRed Meat NZ CRS Software - Cash Manager Ministry for Primary Industries KPMG NZ Farming Business Farmers Weekly NZ ... See MoreSee Less
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Great work from Beef + Lamb New Zealand, accounting for the carbon offset potential of on-farm trees.
Kiwi farms can have a positive impact in confronting the climate crisis. Research like this shows us how.Today we’ve released a major piece of research that shows NZ sheep and beef farmers are close to being carbon neutral, due to the woody vegetation on their farms offsetting between 63% and 118% of the on-farm agricultural emissions.
This research strengthens our calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration. If farmers are to face a price for agricultural emissions, it’s only fair they get credit for their sequestration.
The study’s findings reinforce that NZ’s red meat is among the most sustainable in the world and it could potentially give our farmers and exporters a real competitive advantage with consumers.
Huge efforts have been made by many farmers to protect and enhance biodiversity on their farms. The report also identifies where to focus on to continue to build the native vegetation and biodiversity on their farms.
For more information and to read the summary or full report visit our website: beeflambnz.com/news-views/new-zealand-sheep-and-beef-farms-close-being-carbon-neutral-new-research ... See MoreSee Less
At just 23, Heather Gee Taylor is choosing to take responsibility for her community.
The youngest-ever Councillor for the Manawatu District Council (and It’s All About You graduate), Heather talked to Shepherdess Magazine about balancing service, farm life and her country passions.
She reflects on how connecting with motivated rural women set her on the path to governance and positive community impact.
As a proud foundation partner, we’re thrilled to see inspiring stories from the AWDT community beautifully presented in this edition – grab your Shepherdess copy today!
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That’s how many Future Focus graduates tell us that planning alongside their farming partner is good for business.
But let’s put a story behind that number - we asked Marlborough farming partners Locky Taylor & Alley Avery what progress through partnership feels like to them:
“Doing the programme together as a couple was really invaluable. We’d come home both excited about what we’d learnt and discuss and debate how we could utilise it in the business. We’ve got even more of a shared vision after doing the programme.”
Future Focus is our programme supporting sheep, beef & dairy farming partners to grow & plan their future together.
Registrations are now open bit.ly/3i4KrDq
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Nice one Ally Avery 👍
Tania Disher Hi Cuz, AWDT's programme, Future Focus, is coming to Te Awamutu in a couple of weeks. Perhaps you know farming couples/pairs that might enjoy the opportunity to work "on" their business rather than "in" their business for a couple of days. Suggest you share this post to women (and men) in the Te Awamutu area that would appreciate knowing that the course is on and what the key objectives are. It'd be great to raise awareness, raise interest and lift registrations to see a viable group of business partnerships form to learn, grow and have abit of fun together! Thanks for any help you can give. www.awdt.org.nz/programmes/futurefocus/