The Canterbury event committee team continue to raise the bar with this year’s two-day event which asks us all to Connect, Discover, Grow, and EVOLVE.
Chairman’s Message 2021 SIDE Governance Group
experiences one on one, learning from each other to build a successful future and help drive progression. Businesses must always look to the future and ask what does it look like for us, where do we fit, and how we can be sustainable long-term, meeting all of our goals at a personal, business, social and community level. SIDE’s Event Committee heard these challenges from farmers, asking us to aim higher and lift our standards. The Canterbury event committee team continue to elevate SIDE workshops and keynote speakers at our 2021 two day event which asks us all to connect, discover, grow, and EVOLVE. Although SIDE is by farmers for farmers, it could not function without the valued partnership of DairyNZ, and ongoing support from gold sponsors ASB, Ravensdown, and Fonterra, and all our valued silver sponsors. Terry Kilday
The first farmer-led South Island Dairy Event was in 1999. Since then SIDE has alternated between Canterbury and Southland with two events in Dunedin. After two years in the lower South Island the SIDE team is excited to have the event back in Canterbury at the Ashburton Event Centre. SIDE strives to keep the event relevant and cutting edge, but its key objectives have remained strong: Providing ongoing fora to enable South Island dairy industry participants to evaluate and apply knowledge, skills, and technology to their businesses, and to provide the knowledge base, capabilities, and encouragement to empower participants to effect and manage change. SIDE gives farmers the opportunity to see and hear leading research, technologies, and farming systems from industry leading farmers and business people based around the South Island, New Zealand and the world. It also brings a large group of enthusiastic people together to share their
SIDE2021 - EVOLVE
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