Although the dairy sector has been taking steps towards more sustainable practices increased pressures from environmental and climate change concerns has contributed to rapid changes in the dairy operating environment. This has led DairyNZ to produce a refreshed industry strategy and lead a collaborative framework with farmers, industry leaders and stakeholders.
Their resulting Dairy Tomorrow initiative aims to make New Zealand dairying more sustainable and responsible, bringing in a new era of transparent and open strategies.
Join us for our next vibe event where we’ll hear from Dairy NZ Head of South Island, Tony Finch explain the projects and initiatives being implemented through their Dairy Tomorrow programme and progress so far, challenges and opportunities to support and enable this to be achieved faster for this critical sector in the South Island.
Thursday 20th June
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Blinc Workshop, Lincoln University Campus
We'll provide drinks and snacks to get you through your 4 o'clock munchies and get your networking juices flowing.
4.00pm - Networking and Drinks
4.15pm - Presentation from Tony Finch
4:45pm - Q&A Session
5.00pm - Networking
5.30pm - Event finishes
About the Speaker
Tony Finch - Head of Dairy NZ South Island
Tony is the Head of the South Island for DairyNZ – Farm Performance. The team at DairyNZ is committed to building the world’s most competitive and resilient dairy farming business, this commitment means the sector recognises changing consumer and public expectations of food production systems and the need to ensure we act responsibly. Tony has held a number of roles including that of hands on farming for 5 years, post a degree in Agricultural Science majoring in Farm Management & Valuation from Massey University, 10 years within the Agricultural financial sector, 7 years managing a large-scale corporate Dairy Farming Greenfields operation in Missouri, USA and the past 6 years managing teams within DairyNZ in the fields of Governance, Certification, Māori and Farm Performance. Tony has an absolute passion for the primary industry in particular the Dairy Industry and has complete faith in the opportunities that will come about through adversity and radical changes that industry is facing. Tony is an Independent Director on the board of NZIPIM (New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management), The Southland Demonstration Hub and outside of DairyNZ has ownership interests in farms.
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