Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:54

Roadshow on minimising costs, staying resilient

Written by  Staff Reporters
Technology company Halter says its first nationwide roadshow featuring industry experts has been eagerly anticipated by farming communities. Technology company Halter says its first nationwide roadshow featuring industry experts has been eagerly anticipated by farming communities.

Over the next three weeks, leading lights from within the agriculture industry will come together with a shared purpose - to help the world’s best producers of milk stand strong.

Touring eight locations, technology company Halter says its first nationwide roadshow featuring industry experts has been eagerly anticipated by farming communities who are invited to attend events and discuss the industry’s challenges and opportunities.

This year’s topic is Resilience - a fitting choice in a year that’s seen far more of its fair share of economic volatility, extreme weather and staff shortages.

Halter will lead the conversation but will be opening the floor far and wide.

“Technology has a key role to play in a resilient farming business, but I appreciate we are just one part of the equation and I’m looking forward to expanding the topic with the best people in our industry to provide tangible value for farmers,” says Craig Piggott, Halter founder and chief executive officer.

Panelists include high-performance coach Jason McKenzie, Director of Performance Wellbeing and mental skills coach for The Crusaders John Quinn, innovative dairy farmer Dave MacLeod, Sarah Dobson, Figured’s general manager of Strategic Partnerships and Piggott.

Topics of discussion will cover three vital areas to offer tangible value.

Firstly, and most topically, how to manage the farm through a low payout environment. How can we ensure businesses are less exposed to the risk of global dairy market volatility? And how do we build resilience through increased production efficiencies?

Secondly, the panel will be unpacking ways to boost financial acumen to ensure we have a thriving and sustainable farming sector. What’s required to unlock an efficient, and profitable future?

And finally, speakers at the roadshow will explore mental wellbeing and resilience to help farmers take care of themselves and their teams.

“Farming is a tough enough job as it is, and isolation and financial pressure can really compound the strain," says Piggott.

“In our panel, we’ll discuss how we can better support each other, and in doing so improve the wider farming community.”

Farmers are encouraged to register to secure their seats.

To register click here: https://www.halterhq.com/roadshows-2023

Roadshow Dates and Locations

Wednesday, October 4 - on farm in Rongotea, Manawatu

Monday, October 9 - Morrinsville Rugby Club, Waikato

Wednesday, October 11, on farm in Mata, Northland

Monday, October 16 - Winton Golf Club, Southland

Wednesday, October 18 - Ealing, Mid-Canterbury

Thursday, October 19 - Mainpower Oval, Rangiora

Friday October 20 - Riverstone Kitchen, Oamaru

Thursday, October 26 - on farm in Taranaki

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