Southern South Island
B+LNZ is working in West Otago and Southland 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.
Southland Land and Water Plan
Prepare for the hearings
Use the below links to help you prepare for the Southland Land and Water Plan hearings:
Annual delivery plans
Each of the six B+LNZ regions has a local farmer council – voted for by you.
Every year, your Southern South Island (SSI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your SSI 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
Farmer Director, Southern South Island
03 2071 856
027 6644 620
Farmer Council Chair, Southern South Island
03 415 7940
027 221 1554
Economic Service Manager, Southern South Island
03 204 0859
027 458 8067
Environment Extension Manager, South Island
03 357 0692
027 836 7658
Extension Manager, Southern South Island
03 208 4144
027 801 7868
Regional Co-ordinator, South Island
03 477 6634