Revised Constitution Accepted
Following the AGM decision to revise our Constitution it has been submitted and accepted by Charities. You can download it here>
A major change was to the Board make up, and reducing the size of the Board to 5 elected members supported by the Manager.
Current Board Members:
- John Evans – Tregynon Farm, Canterbury (CHAIR)
- Mark Burgess – Commercialisation, University of Auckland
- John van der Linden – Vineyards Systems Manager, Villa Maria
- Simon Wilcox – Operations Manager Supply, A.S. Wilcox
- Oliver Knowles – Precision Ag Specialist, Ballance AgriNutrients
- Dan Bloomer
The new Board met at the LandWISE MicroFarm in May after the Conference, and again in September at A.S. Wilcox in Pukekohe. We greatly appreciate being hosted and the opportunity for Board Members to better understand the business and some of the issues it faces.
We have submitted project proposals on drainage for permanent crops and good nitrogen management for vegetables to the Sustainable Farming Fund and wait on the outcome. We have also responded to an Expression of Interest to review new high precision GPS/GNNS signals that we believe can radically change some important tasks on New Zealand farms.
Conference 2018 -Tech for Timely Actions
23, 24 May 2018, Havelock North
Planning for the 2018 Annual Conference is underway, so if you have ideas or requests, please contact us. We’d love your input.
At the AGM we agreed to leave subscriptions at the same level, where they have sat for a number of years. But the Board has determined that the free third member offer (originally introduced for one year) will now not be offered. Board members feel the fees are very low and encourage you to join more people depending on the size of your business.
Members’ subscription invoices will be sent out soon.