About Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is New Zealand’s leading independent rural advocacy organisation. 

The federation’s aim is to add value to the business of farming for our members and encouraging sustainability through good management practice. 

Federated Farmers consists of 24 provinces and associated branches giving farmers a collective voice at both a national and provincial level. 

Policy is member driven. Members’ views are canvassed by staff and elected representatives who formulate submissions to help local and central government decision making. 

A National Council and National Board govern the federation. The National Board meets regularly and comprises of a president, vice-president, three industry group chairpersons and two National Board members at large. The National Council meets twice a year and comprises of the National Board and representatives from both the provinces and industry groups.