It’s time to get out the diary and lock in the dates. I’m excited about the opportunity of speaking at the 2020 NZ Young Farmers Annual Conference.

The conference will take place at the Novotel Tainui Hamilton on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November. On Friday, I’ll be talking about The Global Landscape for New Zealand Agritech. It maps the key theme of this year’s conference; The Future of Food and Fibre – a focus on global drivers of change (consumer, social, political, financial, environmental), and the local implications of this for our future farmers and industry leaders.

About New Zealand Young Farmers

New Zealand Young Farmers is a national membership organisation. It provides opportunities for young people with an interest in the rural and primary industry sectors to reach their potential through participation in social, education and leadership development activities and events throughout New Zealand at community, regional and national levels. Formed in 1932, New Zealand Young Farmers is a registered charitable organisation governed by a Board made up of Young Farmer members and strategic primary industry partners.

The New Zealand Young Farmers’ membership is the lifeblood of the organisation. Most of its members are spread across  70+ Young Farmers Clubs with members aged between 16-31 years, its TeenAg Clubs (14-18 years), and AgriKids members (8-13 years). The organisation also have connections with New Zealand Young Farmers Alumni who remain engaged with New Zealand Young Farmers.

Last month, I was inspired to take part in AgriFuture Australia’s Horizon Programme Virtual Summit. This was designed to support the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. I expect to be similarly inspired in November. The NZ Young Farmers Annual Conference provides a great platform for meeting and engaging with some of New Zealand’s future farming leaders.

Tickets go on sale on 6 October. I’ll be publishing a link to the Registration page on that date.