Central South Island
B+LNZ is working in South Canterbury, Central Otago, North Otago and East Otago to help farmers improve their productivity and profitability.
Working for you
Your regional B+LNZ team are committed to helping you get the most from your farm.
- Extension staff provide information to farmers, to extend their farming knowledge and help them make informed business decisions. They organise field days and workshops, farm trials and technology expos. They put together printed handouts and online information.
- Economic Service staff collect the farm survey data for your region, which feeds into B+LNZ's economic reports and forecasts.
B+LNZ also has people working in areas like environment and policy, who promote the interests of farmers in your region.
Annual delivery plans
Each of the six B+LNZ regions has a local farmer council – voted for by you.
Every year, your Central South Island (CSI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your CSI farmer director to develop a regional delivery plan, using feedback from the region’s farmers. The Farmer Council draws on their knowledge of local needs and priorities to choose from a range of programmes and allocate funds. As a result, you get the tools and services that have the most value for your community.
Meet your local team...
Farmer Director, Central South Island
03 614 3751
Farmer Council Chair, Central South Island
03 446 6822
027 433 9837
Economic Service Manager, Central South Island
03 357 0696
027 431 2583
Environment Extension Manager, South Island
03 357 0692
027 836 7658
Extension Officer, Central South Island
03 448 9180
Regional Co-ordinator, South Island
03 477 6634