Next Generation Programme 2018

Next Generation Programme 2018

We'd like to thank everyone who attended the 2018 Next Generation Programme held in the Waikato on the 12/13 of September 2018. The two day conference took on a different format this year, visiting the Gallagher HQ and CK Import Export's processing facility instead of the typical farm tour. The next day, the group workshopped on topics ranging from Animal Health and the Environment, to Making the Future Yours, Pathway to Ownership and Leveraging Mobile Technology. A social evening in-between the two days offered attendees to get to know their fellow Next Gen individuals from all around the country and make life-long connections.

Thank you to the soponsors for helping us put on this year's event:


DAY ONE - start at Gallagher's Hamilton HQ
11.30am Morning tea
11.45am Welcome
12.00pm Gallagher Tour
2.00pm Lunch
2.30pm Travel to CK Import Export
3.00pm CK Import Export Tour and velvet presentations
5.15pm Travel to accommodation
6.30pm Dinner

DAY TWO - The Narrow's Landing
8.00am Light breakfast
8.30am Welcome
8.45am Overview of the deer industry
9.15am Two presentations with industry professionals TBC
10.15am Morning Tea
10.30am Workshop 1 - topics to include: Environment, Animal Health, Genetics and Feeding
12.00pm Lunch
12.30pm "How New Zealand Agri-food producers can leverage mobile technology to add more value" - James Rolfe, 2017 Nuffield Scholar and FMG Area Manager Taranaki
1.00pm Workshop 2 - identifying top issues and positive aspects of the industry and discussing how we can mitigate or maximise aspects
2.00pm Short presentation on the World Deer Congress
2.30pm Departure to Hamilton Airport (a few minutes down the road)