To The Core

Farmlands Co-operative, Silver Fern Farms Co-operative and LIC are pleased to welcome applications for our award winning rural governance leadership programme – To The Core.

This unique programme has been designed for Farmlands, Silver Fern Farms and LIC shareholders and gives participants an opportunity to learn more about governance in our co-operatives, as well as develop skills needed to operate at board level. 


Farmlands Support Office, 535 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch

When: 7th - 9th June 2022

We have an outstanding line up of top speakers, as well as opportunities to discuss issues impacting boards.
Topics include:
• A perspective on agribusiness co-operative boards – strategy and structure
• How to navigate boards through risk and market disruption
• The future of farming and impacts for boards
• CEO = Chair Panel

Programme fee: $795 incl GST
Includes accomodation and all meals during the course.


Applications are now open.

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Criteria for selection

Shareholders of all three co-operatives are invited to apply for positions — places are limited — please apply by 18th March 2022.
If you have any questions about To The Core, please contact Clark Taylor (Shareholder Relations Manager, Silver Fern Farms) on