Future Farms Conference 2014
Earlier in the year RBN was given a complimentary ticket to the 2014 Future Farms Conference. A draw was made from those that entered and had attended an RBN event. Lara Sutton from KPMG was the lucky winner. Here is her feedback:
I was very privileged to receive a free pass to the Future Farms Conference in Wellington this year. Over the two days, we heard from a number of fascinating speakers (Natasha King, Brendan O’Connell, Dr Jane Adams and Trevor Hamilton, to name a few), which provoked a large amount of active discussion and debate. Travelling from Hamilton to Wellington, I was rewarded with the strong calibre of speakers and the great venue (Wellington even put on some nice weather!). Having the opportunity to discuss the problems facing the primary sector and its future has reinforced my passion to be actively involved with the sector. One message that resonated with me was the need for a cohesive vision for New Zealand’s primary sector and to become the “world’s delicatessen” (quality over quantity). I really value the opportunity provided by Rural Business Network to attend this event, which gave me the chance to hear from and be involved with the people that will help shape the future of farming in New Zealand.