Associate Member for Owl Farm Management Committee

Owl Farm is located near Cambridge, Waikato; it is a 144ha (effective) demonstration dairy farm set up through a joint venture between St Peter’s School and Lincoln University.

A primary goal of the farm is to develop and share world-class resources, information, and on-farm practices with the dairy industry, particularly in the Waikato. We are doing this by applying proven research and extensive monitoring so that Owl Farm becomes an exemplar in production, financial, environmental and people performance while remaining focussed on building and maintaining high people and animal welfare standards.

The on-farm team is supported and guided by the Farm Management Committee, an experienced group of advisors with a broad range of skill sets representing our industry partners: DairyNZ, Fonterra FarmSource, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, PGG Wrightson Seeds and Westpac, together with farmers, St Peter’s and Lincoln University.

The Farm Management Committee also seeks to provide opportunities to grow and develop governance skills in young farming leaders, through an Associate Member position.  This position is for a period of 18 months, and the successful applicant will be supported as they learn the principles of governance.

Applications are currently being sought from farmers in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty area.  They should be already demonstrating leadership capabilities, and looking for an opening into governance, whilst also helping Owl Farm achieve its goals.

The application form FMC Associate Member Application 2021 gives more information.  If you are interested in this position, please complete and return the form via email to before Friday 30th April.

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