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One voice to represent many. 

Federated Farmers has been representing rural land-owners for over 130 years. In the spring of 1899 in Northland, Broadwood farmer, A.G.C. Glass and a group of farmers formed the first constituted branch of the New Zealand Farmers' Union - which became Federated Farmers in 1945.

Since that spring day, our staff and elected farmers have been a collective voice in decision-making, speaking to all levels of government directly to get a positive outcome for our members. 

Through our advocacy at a local and national level, we have influenced decisions around legislation affecting stock and land, the supply of farm needs, taxation and rating. 

We understand policy can be a complex game, and we have a desire to simplify it for our members. we care deeply about the future of rural New Zealand and we want our members to have a bright future. Above all, we want to benefit rural new Zealand and empower farmers to continue. 

We Exist to empower farmers. 


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Unsure? Call our team on 0800 327 646 or contact your local territory manager (click here for contact details), we would love to help.