Upcoming Events

Rural Governance Workshops

The Rural Governance course is for those who are involved in ownership and management of farming, or agribusiness, and professionals who advise rural clients.

In this course, you will gain insights into the benefits that a board can bring to agribusinesses, and the fundamental responsibilities of a board and individual directors in a distinctly rural context. With a focus on farming safety, it also covers board relationships, robust processes, good decision making, and key elements of the operations of a board.

Content covered

  • Governance, legal and regulatory framework essentials
  • Board charters, the role of the board, culture and ethics, board composition
  • Board protocols, meetings and papers
  • Board and management relationships and succession planning

Dates : Thursday, 12 October 2017 *Maximum of 24 attendees   

Venue: WFF Building, Level 5, 169 London Street, Hamilton.

RSVP by 1 October 2017 -  if you are interested in attending this course and would like more information to events@fedfarm.org.nz

Pricing: Normally it would cost an individual $1055 + GST, the special pricing for Federated Farmers is $550 + GST per person, curtesy of the Institute of Directors.

Federated Farmers of NZ have also registered as a training provider with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) this means individuals can apply for 50% funding for the course, which means it would only cost them $275 + GST (if granted).

For more information or to make an enquiry please contact events@fedfarm.org.nz

Rural Crime Prevention Workshops

Federated Farmers are proud to offer Rural Crime Prevention workshops in conjunction with FMG and the New Zealand Police.

Did you know that on average, there are approximately 54,000 reported burglaries in NZ every year? That’s one every 10 minutes and many more go unreported!

If you’re concerned about the security of your property, please come along to your local workshop to gain insights from Rick and the team.

Our workshops include:
  • Security best practices – catered for the farming community.
  • The opportunity to share your stories and hear other local’s experiences.
  • Advice from the New Zealand Police, Executive Chairperson for Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre Industry Group and FMG Insurance.
  • Networking in your area to build a stronger community to tackle rural crime.
Snacks and refreshments are provided, along with a handy Rural Crime Prevention Advice Guide, including home security checklist and key notes from the workshop.


When:   Thursday, 14 September 2017
Where:  Koputaroa Hall, Koputaroa Rd adjacent to Koputaroa School

Join us from 10.30am for a cuppa and some morning tea with the workshop to commence at 11am.


When:   Thursday, 14 September 2017
Where:  Rangatira Golf Club, 4818 State Highway 1, Hunterville

Join us from 2.30pm for a cuppa and afternoon tea with the workshop to commence at 3pm.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the following email:


Please specify which workshop you would like to attend in your email.

We look forward to seeing you there!