Are you a dairy farmer that employs or manages people?
Join us at one of the People Expo symposiums for the opportunity to hear from thought leaders on what’s needed to help tackle the big issues in employing and keeping people on dairy farms. You’ll gain insights from experts, have the opportunity to connect with other farmers facing the same challenges, and come away armed with inspiration and practical tips to put in action for your farm team.
DairyNZ and Dairy Women’s Network have once again partnered to deliver these People Expos across the country, this year coming to Northland, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Whanganūi & Southland.
The events are free to attend, but registration is essential. Lunch is provided.
Register below for a People Expo near you!
9:30am - 2:30pm
Barge Park, Whangarei
9:30am - 2:30pm
Ascot Park, Invercargill
Lower north island
9:30am - 2:00pm
Bush Multisport Park Pahiatua
9:30am - 2:30pm
Millenium Hotel, Rotorua
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Frequently asked questions
Finding and keeping people to work in dairy is a challenge. It is a challenge for all sectors. And that challenge is only going to increase as our population ages and people have more choices.
The People Expo is about giving you information to better understand workforce dynamics, ideas on actions you can take right now and inspiration to get you going. Leading people is tough, it is also necessary for good farm business management, and highly rewarding when you get it right. The People Expo can help set you, or get you back, on the right path.
All dairy farmers and rural professionals who support dairy farmers are welcome.
The people who will benefit most are:
- Business owners (including those who may not be involved in the day to day running of the farm)
- Employers of farm staff
- Managers keen to further their leadership skills to lead their team(s)
- 2ICs and aspiring/new people managers
- Employees who consider themselves future leaders
The day is designed to challenge, inspire and inform. It is fast paced because your time is valuable. Registration is from 9.30am and the day will finish at 2.15pm.
Each speaker will present followed by a workshop component. The workshops are to dig deeper into what the learnings are for you, your business and the dairy community.
Yes, the People Expo is hosted by DairyNZ and Dairy Women’s Network and is free to attend. Lunch is provided.
The People Expos support initiatives outlined in the Great Futures in Dairying plan which is a cross sector plan developed to build a resilient workforce for the future.
The plan launched in June 2022 and calls for cultural change and a shift in focus, from attracting new talent to the sector to supporting the productivity of our people, looking after the capable and skilled workforce we already have, and radically improving workforce retention.
NZ’s workforce trends mean the dairy sector needs to be forward-thinking and develop fresh ideas to be competitive and attract and keep the right people. So DairyNZ and Dairy Women’s Network have partnered to offer dairy farmers an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, experts to help tackle the big issues in employing and keeping people on dairy farms.