DWN2020 Workshops

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  • Build me up

    Build me up

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    Build Me Up

    Build me up

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    Ever snapped over a silly mistake? Or felt really flat for days on end? When we aren’t feeling right in ourselves, it can have a negative impact on performance and the way we interact with others. Understanding these signs is the first step to a happier, healthier you.

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Understand signs and symptoms of depression and burnout
    – Understand the effects of depression and burnout on the individual and the team
    – Tips and trick to improve your wellbeing

    Presenters:
    Gerard Vaughn – Gerard has been project lead for Farmstrong since 2013. Previous roles he has held include National Manager for the “Like Minds” mental health campaign involving well-known New Zealander John Kirwan (five years) and CEO of the Alcohol Advisory Council (five years).

    Sponsored by: FMG

  • Happy Cows!

    Happy Cows!

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    Happy Cows!

    Happy Cows!

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    Learning Outcomes:
    – Focus on research and Salmonella in New Zealand and how Salmonella can be managed
    – Case studies with local farmers to understanding and learn about what technology is working for them

    Presenters:
    Sean Daly -Grew up on a sheep, beef and cropping farm in Cheviot, North Canterbury before completing his veterinary degree at Massey University. Sean worked in mixed clinical practice in Canterbury, Gisborne and the United Kingdom before working in sales, research and development and marketing roles in industry in both New Zealand and Australia for the last 10 years. Sean joined MSD Animal Health as Technical Advisor for livestock in the upper South Island and is based in Christchurch since September 2017. Outside of work Sean enjoys duck shooting, fishing and races a few horses with his father to make his father’s sheep flock look profitable.

     

    Wendy Harker – Wendy and her husband David have been farming on Kakepuke Road, Te Awamutu, for 35 years, gradually expanding their dairying operation to its current size of 252ha milking 430 cows. They run a closed system with all youngstock reared on farm and all supplements grown on farm. A team of 3 full-time staff help them run the operation.

    Wendy is a certified TOP inspector, Milking Shorthorn and Holstein Friesian judge. She is also the past president of Holstein Friesian NZ, the Waikato Branch Chairperson of the Milking Shorthorn Society and a member of the NZ Animal Evaluation Farmers Advisory Panel. The Harker family enjoy exhibiting both Milking Shorthorns and Holstein Friesians at shows, and particularly like to help support the youth in learning how to care and show their animals. The Westell Stud aims to continue to breed profitable, long lasting cows that are no fuss, easy care animals.

    Sponsored by: Allflex Livestock Intelligence

  • It sounds green to me

    It sounds green to me

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    It Sounds Green To Me

    It sounds green to me

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    Environmental planning is now an integral part of farming. But once the plan is created, how do we use it to navigate decisions for the upcoming year? Ensure environmental plans remain living documents and learn from others to improve best practice. 

    This session has 2 parts to it, you will need to choose this workshop for morning and afternoon session when you are registering.

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Learn to effectively analyse and interpret data from your Farm Environmental Plan to make informed decisions on-farm and for your farm business
    – Gain an understanding of what steps other industries are taking to support their members/suppliers in regard to the environment – learning from each other.

    Presenters:
    Mat Cullens – Mat is General Manager of Sustainable Dairying at Fonterra. His team is responsible for developing the farmer-facing tools and services that prepare Fonterra farmers to meet the constantly evolving aspirations of communities and customers. In addition, they represent farmers’ views and positions in both regional and national policy processes.

    Matt has worked at Fonterra for 8 years in both farmer-facing field roles and programme development roles, prior to moving to his current role in June 2019. Before joining Fonterra he had roles with the Canterbury Regional Council and spent 4.5 years in the United Kingdom in a range of policy and planning positions before returning to New Zealand, where he is currently based in Canterbury.

    Alison Howard – Alison is Head of Sustainability at Meridian Energy, and has a wide range of knowledge and experience in how business can accelerate the pace of change, and create value from sustainability. After four years at Deloitte advising a range of businesses on strategy, reporting, climate change and more, she has returned to Meridian, where she started out as an engineer designing wind farms.

    Alison’s passion for sustainability has only grown since becoming a mother of small children, and she hopes businesses are inspired by Meridian to create the change New Zealand needs for a sustainable, net zero carbon future.

  • Knowing me is knowing you

    Knowing me is knowing you

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    Knowing Me Is Knowing You

    Knowing me is knowing you

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    Having the tools to quickly identify a staff member’s personality type can really help to strengthen the way you communicate with them and build a great team of people. Everyone is unique but do show particular traits or behaviours that can help you get a sense of their optimal way of working. 

    This session has 2 parts to it, you will need to choose this workshop for morning and afternoon session when you are registering.

    Learning Outcomes:
    – To understand the DOPE (Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle) personality programme
    – Understand various personality types to know how to get the best out of your team but also how to deal with the team when there are issues.

    Presenter:

    Viv Robinson

    Sponsored by: PrimaryITO

  • LEAN on me

    LEAN on me

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    LEAN On Me

    LEAN on me

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    Learning Outcomes:
    – Understanding what ‘waste’ is and the impact and where it is hiding on farm.
    – How to get your team on board and thinking LEAN when you get home.
    – Ideas and tips for developing practical LEAN ideas remove that waste.

     

    Presenter: Sarah Watson

    Sarah’s passion is helping people to be the best employers they can be.

    Sarah’s Background includes:
    – Southland Sharemilking
    – Head of HR for corporate agr/hort business
    – HR Manager Christchurch Casino
    – Canterbury Territory Manager for corporate dairy farmer
    – Consultancy – People Management and Development

    In 2013 Sarah lead the DairyNZ Lean for Dairying project, developing FarmTune, New Zealand’s #1 Lean Management programme for farming. Sarah is the lead provider of this programme in the South Island.