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AGMARDT/Rural Leaders Brunch

Get inspired! The AGMARDT/Rural Leaders Agri-Business Brunch is back for 2022.

This is a must-attend event where we will enjoy hearing from industry leaders.

 

Event Details

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9th July 2022, 10.30am
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Barge Showgrounds and Event Centre
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NZYF Member $30.00
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General Admission $40.00

This year's theme is "Leading in Changing Times".

Key Speakers:

  • Andy Mourits
    Growing up on the family dairy farm in the Waikato instilled a passion for the primary industries in Andy. Following the completion of a B.Agri.Sci at Massey University, Andy has been involved in the primary sector in the nutrient and farm environment planning space for 7 years now. Starting out in the Waikato before making the move to Northland with his partner, where he is now a Sustainable Dairying Advisor with Fonterra. His drive to see the primary industries promoted positively to the urban and rural sector led him to develop his leadership and governance skills. Being the inaugural Whangarei A & P society leadership scholarship recipient allowed Andy to complete the Kellogg Rural leadership course in 2021. The same year he completed the Tatua Future Directors Course.

  • Chris Parsons: CEO, Rural Leaders

    (MNZM, DSD)
    Chris took up the role of CEO Rural Leaders in 2020. Originally from Northland, Chris is a shareholding director of Hard Hill Country Genetics a 600ha sheep and beef genetics operation located in the steep hills at the headwaters of the Tangowahine catchment.

    Before returning to NZ to take up the role at Rural Leaders Chris served New Zealand as the Head of our Defence Staff in the UK and Europe and prior to that as the Deputy Chief of the Army. He is also a decorated special forces officer and has served in multiple areas of operations, including as the commander of the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan. Most recently, he has been working in a volunteer team that has evacuated over 560 Afghans who had served alongside our government. Chris also actively supports Te Kiwi Maia a charity that is working to provide recovery, and respite to our first responders and veterans. Chris is passionate about the potential of leadership to make a positive impact in rural communities and across New Zealand’s food and fibre sector.

  • Ellen Nelson: Ex NZ Army
    Dr Ellen Nelson is a TED Talk speaker and an engaging thinker. She brings a new perspective on the design of work that works for working mums and unlocks their potential. She is also a humanitarian and has an incredible story about helping evacuate Afghan refugees.

Schedule:

  • Doors Open: 10.15am
  • Brunch on Arrival: 10.15- 10.30am 
  • Start Time: 10.45am 
  • Event Finish: 12.30pm 

Free parking is available on site.

Event Details

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1st January 2022, 12pm - 4pm
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Opoutama Headland, Mahia Peninsula, North Island
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Free
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Registration Ends 29th December 2021

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