Thursday, 14 December 2023 09:55

SIDE 2024 heading to Lincoln

Written by  Staff Reporters
The 2024 SIDE organising committee. The 2024 SIDE organising committee.

The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is returning to Lincoln University next year.

The event, a cornerstone of New Zealand's dairy industry, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 25-26. It will be chaired by Jonathon Hoets, an equity partner of Kairoa Dairies Limited, a 790-cow farm in Mid Canterbury, for the Rylib Group.

SIDE is a gathering of dairy farmers, rural professionals and industry partners, that offers a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and showcasing the latest advancements in the dairy sector. The 2024 theme for the two-day conference is "Excelling through Change".

SIDE's rich history dates to its first event in 1999, and over the years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for the dairy industry. The decision to return to Lincoln University, the site of the first SIDE event, for its 25th edition reflects the event's commitment to its heritage and the valuable relationship between the university and the dairy community.

Governance Group cahir, Andrew Slater, is excited about bringing the event back to Lincoln. "SIDE has a special place in our hearts, and we are thrilled to celebrate our 25th event at the very place where it all began. Lincoln University has been a steadfast partner in advancing the dairy industry, and what better location to commemorate this milestone."

www.side.org.nz

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