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2019 Nuffield Scholar profile – Cameron Henderson

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Cam Henderson

2019 Scholar

Biography

Cam owns and operates a 750-cow dairy farm near Oxford, North Canterbury. He is a Director for Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd and an Associate Director for DairyNZ. 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, Cam commits much of his time to the Waimakariri Zone Committee setting local environmental limits, and to representing farmers as North Canterbury Federated Farmers Provincial President. 

Finding the factors that increase the speed of innovation adoption among farmers is a key interest area for Cam.  
 
“All farmers 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”. 
 
A trainee in music, golf, snowboarding, flying and Te Reo, he enjoys learning and giving anything a go. 

Nuffield report

Cam’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. 

Read the full report >>

Current employment

Director
Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd.

Associate Director
DairyNZ

Owner
Henderson Farms

Other Affiliations

Steering Committee Member
He Waka Eke Noa- Primary Sector Climate Chnage Action Partnership

Founding Trustee
Waimakariri Landcare Trust

Waimakariri Zone Commitee

DairyCan North Canterbury

Federated Farmers

Contact

Region

Canterbury

Industry

Dairy

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Education

2006

B.Com. (Finance)

2003

B.E. (Hons.) Mechatronics

Scholarships & Awards

2017

Finalist - Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards

2013

Runner-up Tasman Young Farmer of the Year

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