Wednesday, 09 June 2021 09:55

Rankin gets board role

Written by  Staff Reporters
Trish Rankin Trish Rankin

The 2019 Dairy Woman of the Year, Trish Rankin, is joining AGMARDT as an associate board member.

Rankin, a Taranaki farmer, is also a trustee on the Dairy Women's Network Trust and has recently ended three years as a member of the NZ Dairy Enviro Leaders Steering Committee for DairyNZ.

She also owns and operates a consultation and facilitation business Porohita, supporting farmers and rural communities.

Part of the team facilitiating Venture Taranaki's '2050 Transition to a Low Emission Economy Project' and having been a climate change ambassador for four years, Rankin has also facilitated 'regenerative ag' workshops and designed workshops on improving farm waste.

"I am excited to join team AGMARDT, an organisation that is about optimism and enabling innovative growth and learning and development in our agricultural sector,” says Rankin, who received AGMARDT funding to attend the 2020 international annual agribusiness seminar at Harvard Business School.

“Being part of a wellrun board, learning how to make governance decisions, learning about the ‘why’ of what AGMARDT is tasked to do, helping hape a better future is a fantastic opportunity,” she says.

As associate director, Rankin will attend board meetings and develop her own governance development programme in conjunction with the board during her 18-month term.

AGMARDT chairman Richard Green says they are thrilled with this appointment. “The associate board member position exists to give emerging agribusiness leaders the opportunity to observe and experience governance in action within an innovative agribusiness environment.

“Trish is a proven rural leader, a successful and award-winning dairy farmer with strong executive and governance experience and a real passion for continued professional development to support her drive to help shape a positive future for New Zealand’s food and fibres sector.

“Developing people with good leadership and governance skills is paramount given the importance of agribusiness to the New Zealand economy,” says Green.

More like this

National

OCD's record milk collection

The country's second largest dairy processor collected just short of 2 billion litres of milk from its suppliers.

Fieldays returns

After a hiatus of two years, National Fieldays opened to a grey foggy day in the Waikato, last Wednesday.

Machinery & Products

Classy new home for CLAAS

Visitors to last week's National Fieldays were able to check out the new home for CLAAS Harvest Centre, Waikato and…

Major deal for AgriQuip

New Plymouth-based AgriQuip has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Major Equipment brand, with the aim…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Name it and milk it

OPINION: University researchers in the UK believe that a cow will produce more milk if you give it a name.

No thanks!

OPINION: Auckland yoghurt maker The Collective claims it is the first New Zealand dairy yoghurt brand to offer a plant-based…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter