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To The Core

To the Core

As a result of the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to extend the application deadline for 'To the Core 2020' out until 30th April. Farmlands and Silver Fern Farms continue to monitor and take guidance on COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health and will notify all participants of the status of the Programme no later than 15th May.

Farmlands Co-operative in conjunction with Silver Fern Farms Co-operative and proudly supported by Agmardt 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 30th April 2020




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