Expressions of Interest from Northland Farmers

Expressions of Interest from Northland Farmers

Extension 350 is a Northland initiative aimed at lifting farm profitability, environmental sustainability and farmer wellbeing across the region’s pastoral agricultural sector.
The project team is looking for Expressions of Interest from farmers who would like to be involved in the Year 2 clusters for this project in any of the following areas:
• Far North dairy cluster
• Ruawai/Maungaturoto dairy cluster
• Central Northland sheep and beef cluster
• Lower Northland sheep and beef cluster
Opportunity exists at a range of levels from target farmers to mentor farmers through to associated farmers involved in wider discussion groups. Farmers involved will have access to specialist advice and support as well as being provided with a forum for knowledge sharing. As there are a very limited number of places available you are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.

Farmers in the catchment for the Far North cluster are invited to attend a farmer meeting in Kaitaia, at Te Ahu (Kaitaia Community Centre), Mathews Avenue, on Thursday 7 December at 10.30am to learn more about the Extension 350 project.

There are also opportunities for those interested, in being associate farmers for the Far North sheep and beef Year 1 cluster plus the Year 1 dairy clusters in North Whangarei and South Whangarei.

Extension 350 is a collaborative project, with Ministry for Primary Industries, Northland Regional Council, DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb New Zealand, Northland Inc all contributing towards resourcing. This is a farmer led and farmer focused initiative aimed at achieving individualised goals and objectives.
If you’d like to discuss this opportunity further or register your interest, please contact one of the Extension 350 team:
Luke Beehre: Project Manager
09 438 5110 | 027 544 7839
Luke.beehre@northlandnz.com

Chris Neill – Steering Committee and DairyNZ Regional Leader Northland
027 499 9021
Chris.Neill@dairynz.co.nz

Alison Whiteford: Steering Committee and Beef+Lamb New Zealand Regional
Extension
027 489 7343
Alison.Whiteford@beeflambnz.com

Ken Hames: Extension 350 Steering Group Chairman
027 2727234
kenchames@gmail.com

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