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Northern North Island

beef genetics

B+LNZ is working in Northland and Auckland to help farmers improve their productivity and profitability.

Working for you

Your regional B+LNZ team are committed to helping you get the most from your farm.

  • Extension staff provide information to farmers, to extend their farming knowledge and help them make informed business decisions. They organise field days and workshops, farm trials and technology expos. They put together printed handouts and online information.
  • Economic Service staff collect the farm survey data for your region, which feeds into B+LNZ's economic reports and forecasts.

B+LNZ also has people working in areas like environment and policy, who promote the interests of farmers in your region.

Annual delivery plans

Each of the six B+LNZ regions has a local farmer council – voted for by you.

Every year, your Northern North Island (NNI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your NNI farmer director to develop a regional delivery plan, using feedback from the region’s farmers. The Farmer Council draws on their knowledge of local needs and priorities to choose from a range of programmes and allocate funds. As a result, you get the tools and services that have the most value for your community.

Meet your local team...

James Parsons
James Parsons

Farmer Director, Northern North Island

Contact details
09 438 8563 021 206 3208
Andrew McKenzie Feb 2016
Andrew McKenzie

Farmer Council Chair, Northern North Island

Contact details
09 420 8267
Sam Stewart
Sam Stewart

Economic Service Manager, Northern North Island

Contact details
07 839 4261 027 454 8878
Alison Whiteford
Alison Whiteford

Extension Manager, Northern North Island

Contact details
09 438 0672 027 489 7343
Coming up near you

Apr27
Ahuwhenua Trophy 2017 Finalist Field Day Thursday, 27 April 2017 8.45am: RA & JG King Partnership, 185 Puketawa Road, Tiraumea, Tararua National event

Apr27
Far North Beef Profit from Pasture: Field day Thursday, 27 April 2017 1pm-5pm: Mataa Station Woolshed – Dennis & Rachelle O’Callaghan, 4365 State Highway 10, Doubtless Bay (5 km North of Taipa) Regional event

May03
B+LNZ AgInnovation Conference 2017 Wednesday, 3 May 2017 8am–5pm: Awapuni Racecourse, Grand Oaks Drive, Palmerston North National event

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