20 June 2022

Where is our rural sector heading?

With a bit of a rocky start due to plane delays, we were privileged to have Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, present to our members on Thursday, over lunch.

She talked about the rural sectors future. As one of New Zealand’s leading farming academics she says “we should count our blessings because we live in a beautiful country, albeit one with a considerable number of methane-emitting ruminants”.

Professor Jacqueline Rowarth is a Past President of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science, and of the New Zealand Grassland Association. She is a frequent contributor to public debate in the media and speaks to industry, society and school groups whenever invited. In 2008 she was awarded Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Agricultural Science, in 2009 she was given the inaugural award of Agricultural Personality of the Year by Federated Farmers and in 2010 she was selected as the Agricultural Communicator of the Year by the Guild of Agricultural Communicators and Journalists.

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