The New Zealand dairy industry is renowned the world over. It's the result of passionate, proud people working towards a common goal - the success of the industry, and with it, the success of our country. That's the scope of dairy - it's vital, it's diverse and it's huge.... and so are the career opportunities at the heart of the primary sector powerhouse.
DAIRYNZ EXTENSION PARTNER - SOUTHLAND
This role drives and supports change by ‘connecting the dots’ for dairy farmers on the ‘whys and how’s’ of farming better, linking with and supporting local farmers willing to partner and lead in exploring their own changes and by making leadership on key issues ‘doable’ for farmers.
Key activities include providing expertise at high value events which are designed to support farmers with efficient farming and adapting to the key challenges described in DairyNZ’s strategy; building and maintaining relationships with dairy farmers, listening to understand and capture their needs and perspectives to provide insights to DairyNZ and data and information collection, including an information interpretation service for farmers.
This is a 12-month fixed term role to cover parental leave.
Drive and deliver farmer to farmer learning
Provision of dairy farming expertise
Confident in approaching farmers and able to ask the right questions to get to the core of the issue is essential for the role. Preferably you will have worked in a rural professional or consulting type role and critically, be comfortable presenting or facilitating groups and workshops.
The person in this role will be seen as practical and have pragmatism that comes from also understanding farmers in their place.
A tertiary qualification in agriculture is preferred.
The role is best suited to someone with the ability to travel throughout the region.
Competitive remuneration and benefits
A supportive and energetic team
Interesting and exciting work
If you want to be part of a high achieving team and you can "think outside the box" then this is the role for you!