2019 Nuffield Scholar profile – Cameron Henderson

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Cam Henderson

2019 Scholar


Cam owns and operates a 750 cow dairy farm near Oxford, North Canterbury.

With degrees in engineering and finance, he has worked in a range of dairy industry roles including time with Fonterra and DairyNZ.

Alongside overseeing farming operations, Cameron currently commits much of his time to the Waimakariri Zone Committee in setting local environmental limits and to representing farmers as North Canterbury Federated Farmers Provincial President.

“All farmers will benefit from adopting the latest innovative practices on the farm and encouraging others to do the same. The faster we can encourage farming to evolve, the less regulatory and public pressure we will have to endure”. Finding the factors that increase the speed of innovation adoption among farmers is a key interest for Cameron.

A trainee in music, golf, snowboarding, flying and Te Reo, Cameron enjoys learning and giving anything a go.

Nuffield Research : Farming Energy

Cameron’s Nuffield research explored links between agriculture and energy and how technology can work to harness farmed energy sources including waste matter to supply national energy needs.

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