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To The Core

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

This unique programme has been designed for Farmlands and Silver Fern Farms 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. 

Where: Farmlands Support Office, 535 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch
When: 17th - 19th June 2020

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: $695 plus GST 
Includes accommodation and all meals during the course.


Shareholders of both co-operatives are invited to apply for positions –numbers are limited.

Places are limited - please apply by 20th March 2020


If you have any questions about To The Core, please contact Clark Taylor (Shareholder Relations Manager, Silver Fern Farms) on