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From the CEO

Summer is fast approaching and as we tail off from the busiest time of year for many of our shareholders, it is important everyone takes the time to refresh themselves – physically and mentally.

As I write this, we have finalised our fundraising total from Blue September. Every Farmlands store around the country came up with events and initiatives designed to help our shareholders get off the farm for a well-earned break, while also raising awareness of prostate cancer in our rural communities.

Through the hard work of our people and the generosity of our shareholders and suppliers, Farmlands has raised $93,000 for Blue September. This equates to a gold coin donation from every shareholder nationwide – a fantastic result for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Every one of our communities contributed to this worthy cause. Co-operatives are their own communities, so adding value in the areas we interact with shareholders is a big part of our identity.

That community identity is one of the reasons this month’s Annual General Meeting is being held in Hokitika. Our team at Farmlands Hokitika were the 2018 winners of our Branch of the Year, which they were awarded through a combination of their hard work and the support of their local shareholders. I will be joined on the West Coast by members of the Board of Directors and the Farmlands Leadership Team. While I hope to see as many shareholders as possible at the AGM, every shareholder can vote by proxy if required. There are several resolutions at this year’s AGM and the booklet enclosed with this month’s magazine can explain these in further detail.

I hope you and your families have a safe, enjoyable and productive month as we round out spring for another year.

Kind regards,


Peter Reidie
Farmlands CEO